U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association Archives - Tire Review Magazine
USTMA Applauds NHTSA Action on Mislabeled UTV/ATV Tires

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association applauds the recent information letter issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advising tire dealers and distributors that some utility terrain vehicles and all-terrain vehicle tires for sale in the U.S. are mislabeled and marketed as compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, instead of categorized as “Not for

Bridgestone’s Paolo Ferrari Elected USTMA Board Chair

Bridgestone’s Paolo Ferrari succeeds Stephen R. McClellan, president of Goodyear’s Americas business, who served as USTMA’s board chair since 2018.

USTMA Launches National Tire Safety Week

USTMA also released key findings of a recent survey, in partnership with Discount Tire and Ipsos, showing drivers know the basics, but need more knowledge about tire safety, specifically pressure, tread and rotation.

USTMA Tire Shipment Forecast Ticks Up for 2020

USTMA said its new forecast represents a small improvement of 5.8 million units from its April 2020 forecast adjustment.

OE Trends Edge Out Traditional HP Segment

As OE manufacturers continue to look to differentiate their vehicles with performance packages and larger wheels, the traditional “high performance” segment is disappearing.

Manufacturers Ask Congress to Act in Response to COVID-19

“U.S. tire manufacturers are a critical part of the American economy,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO.

USTMA Adds Nokian Tyres as 13th Member

Nokian joins 12 other members of the USTMA who currently represent 85% of the $148.4 billion U.S. tire manufacturing industry.

TBC Brands Releases Arctic Claw Winter WXI

TBC Brands has released the successor to the Arctic Claw Winter TXI & XSI, the Arctic Claw Winter WXI, which meets the industry’s severe snow service requirements.

California Enacts Law Prohibiting Installation of Unsafe Used Tires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new used tire law, which forbids the installation of unsafe used tires on vehicles in the state.

U.S. Tire Shipments Expected to Increase in 2019, USTMA Reports

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association projects 2019 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 332.9 million units, which would be a slight increase from last year.

How Could Gas Price Increases Be Good News?

The recent news of gas price increases should be music to your ears — especially if you consider the role you can play in helping your customers boost fuel economy — says Mary DellaValle, editor of Tire Review.

Ohio’s Unsafe Used Tire Law Now in Effect

The new law adds an additional layer of consumer protections by penalizing retailers that knowingly install unsafe used tires.