No sale: RMA says ban unsafe used tires

According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), several states are expected to consider legislation banning the sale of unsafe used tires. The RMA supports those efforts, as does the Tire Industry Association.


National Tire Safety Week set for May 24-30

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has set the dates for National Tire Safety Week 2015: May 24-30. The date has been moved to the last week of May to kick off the summer travel season.


A 3-step approach to tire aging findings

Tire aging is an important issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, it does not need to be addressed with further legislation at this time.


RMA: Inflate for National Tire Safety Week

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is sponsoring National Tire Safety Week, June 1-7, 2014, to focus efforts to educate U.S. drivers about the need for regular tire maintenance. Tire dealers can educate consumers about how under-inflated tires waste gasoline, increase the risk of tire damage and cause premature tire wear.


Why the issue of tire aging is coming to a head

The day-long investigative report on tire safety issues we previewed last week is over for now. On May 14, ABC News ran a three-part series of reports covering two topics, and they were damaging to our industry.


Florida rule amended to add unsafe used tire bill

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) reports that on April 23, 2013, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee amended SB 1132, a state transportation bill, with the language from SB 1588, a bill to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires.


Used tire bills progress in Florida and Texas

Following the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of SB 1588, a bill to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires, legislators in Texas will meet next week to move on similar legislation there, SB 459.


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Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.
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