New truck tire rule shows long-term impact of TREAD Act

October 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;10/18/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's comments on the impact of a proposed revision to the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 119 on the tire industry. He says that the rule calls for tougher endurance tests for tires used on heavy trucks. He says that a new high-speed test for heavy radial truck and bus tires is also proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He says that it will put some burden on manufacturers, but it is also necessary for traffic safety.


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