Giti, Yokohama, Cooper Support National Tire Safety Week

Giti Tire USA, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Yokohama join the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) to launch campaigns supporting National Tire Safety Week 2020, which will run through Sept. 6.

The 2020 campaign, “Know Your Roll,” is designed to educate consumers about the importance of proper tire care and maintenance, especially during a time when safety has never been more top-of-mind among Americans.

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Bridgestone reminds drivers about important role tires play in road safety

Bridgestone Americas is urging drivers to perform tire safety and maintenance practices as part of National Tire Safety Week (August 31 – September 6).

Led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), the National Tire Safety Week “Know Your Roll,” initiative aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance as they take to the road for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and throughout the remainder of the year.

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USTMA launches 2020 National Tire Safety Week from Aug 31 to Sept 6

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) announced it will launch 2020 National Tire Safety Week, August 31-Septemeber 6.

The annual campaign, normally held at the start of the summer travel season, was postponed this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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USTMA adds board members, asks chair to remain in place

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives from both Kumho Tire and Pirelli are joining the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association board.

Yong-Sik Shin of Kumho and Pietro Berardi of Pirelli were elected to the group during a July 29 virtual meeting, the trade group said.

Board Chair Steve McClellan, president of Americas for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. also saw his current term extended through October 2021.

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USTMA Tire Shipment Forecast Ticks Up for 2020

As the U.S. economic downturn continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects 2020 U.S. tire shipments will decrease to 279.4 million units in 2020 compared to 332.7 million units in 2019. USTMA said its new forecast represents a small improvement of 5.8 million units from USTMA’s April 2020 forecast adjustment, which was the first preliminary estimate after the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USTMA Gives Adjusted 2020 Tire Shipment Forecast

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In response to the widespread economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has revised its February 2020 U.S. tire shipment projections to better reflect the impact of the pandemic on the tire manufacturing sector. This update is being shared in advance of the triannual forecast customarily conducted in July.

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U.S. tire shipments to fall nearly 18% in 2020 — Ustma

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WASHINGTON — U.S. tire shipments could fall to their lowest levels in decades, a result of COVID-19 pandemic-induced lower demand, according to a shipments update from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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USTMA seeks federal help as the tire industry deals with COVID-19 fallout

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) again is calling for economic relief from the federal government for its members in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Tire manufacturers continue to face unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19,” USTMA CEO Anne Forristall Luke said in a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Tire Safety Week postponed due to coronavirus

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WASHINGTON—A nationwide tire safety campaign is being delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association expects to reschedule its 2020 National Tire Safety Week soon.

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Ustma, Tia urge government to designate vehicle care, maintenance as ‘essential service’

WASHINGTON—As the U.S. responds to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the USTMA and TIA are among the organizations asking governmental leaders to designate motor vehicle maintenance, repair and service industry as an “essential service.”

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