WASHINGTON (Nov. 20)—The Tire Industry Association supports the government´s new tire labeling rule as a whole, but opposes the requirement that tire identification numbers be molded on both sides of the tire. The TIN requirement "will result in financial damage to businesses that retread passenger and light truck tires," and would also hurt medium truck tire retreaders if the same requirement is imposed on them in the future, TIA said in a prepared statement. The association thanked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for granting its wish that maximum air pressure, material and ply information remain on the sidewall, when most other commenters suggested its removal.
TIA praises most of tire labeling rule, opposes TIN provision
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