TIA Keeps Members Up to Speed on COVID-19 Legislation

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is providing its members with updates as the COVID-19 crisis - and related legislation - evolves. The association’s CEO, Dr. Roy Littlefield Jr., sent the following letter to TIA members on March 23.


Legislation Would Give Extra Boost to Small Businesses

The recently signed Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires that businesses with fewer than 500 employees pay leave for certain employees who cannot work or telework for “qualifying COVID-19 reasons,” according to Tire Industry Association officials.


Auto Repair Is Essential, Trade Groups Tell Officials

Six trade associations, including the Tire Industry Association and the Auto Care Association, are calling on government officials to consider the importance of auto repair facilities "in implementing orders to close nonessential businesses as a result of the coronavirus."  


TIA, Other Trade Groups Press Feds for Relief

The Tire Industry Association, the Auto Care Association and several other trade groups recently sent a letter to government officials asking for small business relief and other assistance.


TIA Postpones Lobby Day Event

The Tire Industry Association is postponing its Lobby Day and Environmental Summit, scheduled for May 6-7 in Washington D.C., as a precautionary measure due to the spreading coronavirus.

The coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China.

Answers to Common Coronavirus-Related Workplace Questions

Can you ask an employee to stay home if he or she exhibits coronavirus symptoms? Can an employee refuse to come to work due to fear of infection? A recent bulletin from the Tire Industry Association addresses these and other questions.

"The guy who is selling the tire makes a big impact," said Martin Marietta's David Winn (far right), with Lonnie Sullivan from Vulcan Materials (center) and MTD Publisher Greg Smith.

End Users Want Partners - Not Just Tire Suppliers

What do customers want from their tire dealers, more than anything else? A true business partnership, representatives from two OTR tire end users said during the recent Tire Industry Association OTR Tire Conference.

Fountain Tire was well-represented during the OTR Tire Conference. From left to right: Nelson Tonn, vice president of sales and mine service; Ben Miller, director of mining operations; Darren Chalifoux, director of OTR safety and equipment; Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje; and Gary Foley, director of store OTR operations, in front of a Stellar Industries service truck.

Notes from the 65th TIA OTR Tire Conference

The 65th edition of the Tire Industry Association Off-the-Road Tire Conference is in the books. Here are some notes from the three-day event, which attracted attendees from all over the globe.

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