The Chinese tire industry is paying close attention to the recently filed petition by the United Steelworkers asking trade officials to launch an anti-dumping and countervailing duty against passenger and LT tires from China. “The tire case shows that the U.S. is taking a tough stance on China, a move for the Democratic Party to
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The Tire Industry Association released another consumer education video in its “Tire Safety Starts with…” series. This installment, “Tire Safety Starts with Inspection,” covers the regular inspection procedures that motorists should follow to check their tires for sufficient tread depth and irregular wear and explains pinch shock. “After a particularly harsh winter for most of
On June 3, the United Steelworkers filed a petition for relief against Chinese passenger and light truck tire imports with the International Trade Commission. The petition requests antidumping and countervailing duty relief under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act of 1930. “Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have resumed flooding the U.S.
Apollo Tyres, at a recently concluded meeting, approved the greenfield in Eastern Europe, at a project cost of approximately 500 million Euros over the next four years.
Four trade organizations wrote a letter to the editors of Consumer Reports rebutting a May 20th article – “How a Cheap Oil Change Can Cost You in the Long Run” by Jon Linkov. The Auto Care Association, Automotive Oil Change Association, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire Industry Association said the article is based
Kumho Tire Co. and Yokohama Rubber Co. signed a cooperative research and development agreement on May 31. The agreement is based on the master technological alliance that was signed earlier this year and announced late last year. “We see fierce competition ahead due to the enhancement of technologies at each of the tire companies competing
Nearly 7 out of 10 vehicles are riding on underinflated tires according to recent findings by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. The association surveyed approximately 3,300 vehicles at tire retail locations in 26 U.S. cities between November 2013 and February 2014. The survey also found that nearly one in five vehicles have at least one significantly
The 2014 RMA National Tire Safety Week begins June 1 and extends until June 7. The annual National Tire Safety Week initiative is part of the association’s “Be Tire Smart – Play Your Part” program. Be Tire Smart, funded by RMA’s tire manufacturer members, is a year-round program aimed at helping drivers understand the simple
Goodyear this morning announced plans to build a new $500 million consumer tire plant somewhere in the Americas. It is believed that South Carolina will be the site for the new facility, which will have an initial capacity of some six million passenger and light truck tires per year. In recent days, there have been
Nexen Tire was recognized at the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its Green Hive concept tire. The project was selected as a finalist in the transportation category. “The grand slam of the most prestigious global design awards we have achieved with this year’s IDEA is proof of our design capability and extraordinary global
Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International, announced a new website which educates visitors on low sidewall (LSW) technology tires and wheels for agriculture, construction and mining equipment. The site includes an overview of LSW technology and its benefits, the history behind the technology, product information, details on how to buy from your dealer