Tire dealers stand out among the auto care industry service outlets as one of the only segments to grow in total retail outlet population over the past eight years. Since 2006, the tire dealers have grown in number of outlets by 1.1% to 19,958 locations in 2014, while the rest of the service sector has
You’ll see on page 8 of this issue that Tia Disagrees with my take that our industry’s two associations aren’t really speaking with each other. I will say only that, respectfully, we will agree to disagree. That lack of relationship – not just being “in agreement” – does matter, for a lot of reasons. Real
Dear Editor: We are writing in response to your May 2015 editorial, “We Can Do Better: Return to Mandatory Registration ASAP.” While we agree with your premise that the current system for registering tires needs to be improved, TIA is opposed to any legislative action that would overturn voluntary registration. First and foremost, there is
Yesterday, the Senate passed a long-term highway-funding bill, which included provisions for a mandatory tire registration system. The bill was sent to the House for consideration, but is not expected to make it through Congress any time soon – if at all. At the end of the day, both the Senate and House adjourned for
The Tire Industry Association is calling for “meaningful” tire recall and recovery reform. TIA, together with the Safety Institute and Families for Safer Recalls, is asking Congress and the NHTSA to support reform that requires uniform electronic scan-ability of tires to increase recall success. On July 15, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
First there was the TREAD Act. Now we could soon see the TESR Act – properly titled the Tire Efficiency, Safety and Registration Act of 2015. The bipartisan Senate Bill 1741 was introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS).
Among the many current hot button questions being asked across the industry is this: Should tire registration be made mandatory and put back into the hands of independent tire retailers? The short answer is: Absolutely…and as quickly as possible. This is not a tough issue to handle, and we need to get it done and
The Tire Industry Association will fight a proposal from the Rubber Manufacturers Association to reinstate a mandatory tire registration program. During a panel on tire registration and recalls at the Passenger Vehicle Tire Safety Symposium held by the National Transportation Safety Board, the RMA cited low registration rates of tires sold by independent retailers as