Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s off-the-road (OTR) tire plant in Bloomington, Ill., has been recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is taking registrations for the Automotive Tire Service (ATS) advanced instructor training session in Louisville, Ky., March 26-29.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has launched Wagner Brake Rate, a free online video game for consumers and automotive technicians.
There are many good reasons to cultivate a culture of safety in a tire dealership. It will help keep employees injury-free and able to perform their duties. It will help keep the shop in compliance with the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. It is also important for liability and insurance purposes.
The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has developed an interactive, online vehicle lift safety course based on its Lifting It Right DVD hosted by racing legends Richard and Kyle Petty.
There are no tire busters at Cross-Midwest Tire Co. Instead, the Kansas City, Kan.-based commercial tire dealer employs tire technicians certified to the safety standards developed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
Looking back on my 30 years in the tire business as a trainee and trainer, there are an infinite number of things that I would have done differently. As a young technician working for my dad, I took far too many chances and exercised far too little caution when handling inflated tires. I got lucky more than once. And when I became his unofficial trainer, I did little more than stop a few techs from hurting themselves. Barely.
If you spend any time with fleets, you’ve probably heard about the CSA program, or Compliance, Safety, Accountability. CSA is the new initiative from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to measure the on-road safety performance of carriers and drivers.
To celebrate National Tire Safety Week this week, Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have produced a comprehensive truck tire training video for fleet operators, tire shop managers and maintenance technicians.
If a consumer buys two new tires instead of four, put them on the rear axle. Always.
Electronics are steadily taking over light vehicle operations. Bosch’s Jim Frazer believes the share of electronics in a vehicle will reach 40% in 2011. An increase in the popularity of the electric vehicle would make the changes more rapid.
Tenneco Inc.’s “Stop Sooner – Replace Your Shocks at 50,000 Miles” campaign will reach millions of vehicle owners this year as a result of an extensive outdoor, Web and radio advertising campaign to be launched this month by the company’s Monroe shocks and struts brand.