California enacts used tire law backed by USTMA

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that forbids the installation of unsafe used tires on vehicles in the state.

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USTMA Urges Drivers to #KNOWYOURROLL This National Tire Safety Week: May 20-27

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WASHINGTON—May 20, 2019—The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) today announced the kick-off of National Tire Safety Week, an industry-led initiative to raise awareness and educate consumers about proper tire care and safety. This year’s theme and hashtag, #KnowYourRoll, will run through Memorial Day. …

This year’s National Tire Safety Week coincides with the announcement of the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Tire Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.). The caucus was created to facilitate an exchange of ideas and information important to the U.S. tire manufacturing industry in the name of economic impact, sustainability, safety and future mobility.

“U.S. tire manufacturers continue to invest tremendous resources innovating tires so they are safer and more sustainable than just a decade ago,” said Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of USTMA. “National Tire Safety Week is a chance to highlight the importance of the drivers’ role in the safety equation through regular maintenance and simple tire pressure and wear checks. Just like fastening your seatbelt – an action that’s become synonymous with safety–proper tire care and maintenance also need to be top of mind when it comes to ensuring the safety of all motorists on the road.”

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Care Care council support USTMA’s National Tire Safety Week

The Car Care Council announced it is supporting United States Tire Manufacturers Association’s National Tire Safety Week held on May 20 to 27.

“We encourage motorists to check their vehicle’s tire pressure, alignment and tread before they hit the road this summer. National Tire Safety Week is the ideal time to ‘be car care aware’ and ‘know your roll,’” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Tires affect a vehicle’s ride, handling, traction and safety.

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Hankook Tire share driver tips for National Tire Safety Week

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Hankook Tire is rolling out five tips for drivers as we celebrate National Tire Safety Week from May 20-27, 2019.

Hosted by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), National Tire Safety Week is a perennial initiative that educates motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, including the potential dangers of unsafe used tires.

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Tire Kingdom, NTB to offer free tire care checks during National Tire Safety Week

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.’s Tire Kingdom Service Centers and NTB Tire & Service Centers retail businesses will offer free tire checks during National Tire Safety Week, May 20-27.

The checks will be performed at Tire Kingdom’s 190-plus location in Florida and NTB’s 530-plus stores across the country, according to TBC President and CEO Eric Olsen.

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USTMA’s National Tire Safety week set for May 20-27

WASHINGTON—May 20-27 will be National Tire Safety Week in the U.S. this year, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

National Tire Safety Week is an annual industry-led initiative that educates motorists about tire care, safety and maintenance, including the potential dangers of unsafe used tires.

“We are urging motorists, including first-time drivers, to ‘Know Your Roll’ before taking to the roads this Memorial Day and in advance of the busy summer travel season,” USTMA President and CEO Anne Forristall Luke said. “Just like fastening your seatbelt—an action that’s become synonymous with safety—proper tire care and maintenance also need to be top of mind when it comes to ensuring the safety of all motorists on the road,” she said.

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Recognized for Achievement in Worker Safety

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) awarded seven tire manufacturers with a 2019 Sustainability Award for Safety and Health for their work in advancing occupational health and safety.

“USTMA members share an aspirational vision for the U.S. tire manufacturing industry of zero injuries and illnesses in the workplace,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO.

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USTMA elects four new members to its Board of Directors

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C. last April 4th and unanimously elected four new members to the Board.

Samuel Choi, CEO and President, Kumho Tires USA, Marco Crola, Chairman and CEO, Pirelli Tire North America, Don Bunn, President and CEO, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. and Tom Lehner, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. will serve three-year terms effective immediately.

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Scrap Tire Conference set for Dec. 4-5

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation will host its 8th Biennial Scrap Tire Conference for Dec. 4-5 in Greenville.

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U.S. tire shipments projected to fall 0.7% from 2018 — Ustma

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WASHINGTON — U.S. tire shipments are expected to drop about 0.7 percent in 2019 from 2018, with replacement truck tire shipments falling the most drastically, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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