|PACIFIC GROVE, California - The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA)
announced the winner of their "Guess the Pressure" contest at the
Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) Transportation Technology
Exhibition on February 10. Using only a "thumper", Lawrence Adams,
President of Sterling Transportation Services in Blair, Nebraska had the
closest guess for the inflation of the three retreaded tires on
display, managing to get within 20 psi of the correct inflation. As a
result, Mr. Adams has won a TIA Fleet Tire Service OSHA Compliance
Training Program worth $300. And, every contestant received a free air
gauge and a reminder that the only accurate way to check pressure is
with a properly calibrated air gauge.|
"Contestants' guesses were
all over the place, with many being as far off as 30 psi per tire. But,
Lawrence clearly has a gift when it comes to checking tire pressure,
and TRIB congratulates him on being the closest to the mark," said TRIB
Managing Director David Stevens.
"Improper air pressure is a
major contributor to shortened tire life, and it can have dire safety
consequences. Thus, it's important that the 'gospel' of correct tire
pressure be spread as wide as possible. That's why we're glad to be
partnering with TRIB to share this important message in such a fun way,"
said TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.
is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(6) industry association founded in
1974 whose goal is to provide the motoring public (both in the private
and public sectors) with the most up-to-date information about the
economic and environmental benefits of tire retreading and tire
repairing. For more information, visit www.retread.org, or call 1-888-473-8732.
is an international association representing all segments of the tire
industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell,
service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or
individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has a history that spans more than
80 years and includes several name changes. Originally known as the
National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA), the
organization gave birth over the years to the American Retreaders
Association (ARA) and the Tire Association of North America (TANA). ARA
changed its name to the International Tire & Rubber Association
(ITRA) and merged with TANA in 2002 to form the current Tire Industry
Association (TIA), which now represents every interest in the tire
industry. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org, or call 800.876.8372.
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