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The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will hold a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on March 24.

The conference starts at 10:30 a.m. "The purpose of the event is to graphically demonstrate that kicking, thumping, banging or hitting a tire cannot accurately determine tire inflation pressure," say TRIB officials.

TRIB also will hold a "Pump 'Em, Don't Thump 'Em" contest in which truck drivers will be asked to thump tires and then estimate their inflation pressures. To win, contestants must come within plus or minus 5 psi of the tires' actual inflation pressure.

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