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Retread Instead Meets with Congressmen on Capitol Hill

A team of Retread Instead supporters participated in this year’s Tire Industry Association-sponsored Federal Lobby day educating legislators on the economic benefits of tire retreads compared to cheap foreign options.

What's Wrecking Your Tires?

Since tires rarely self-destruct, there is always a smoking gun, and it’s in your best interest to find it. You do that through failure analysis.

The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

Les Schwab Recalls Retread Truck Tires

Les Schwab is recalling 41,336 steel-belted radial retread truck tires because the vulcanizing compound used during the process may not have been completely cured, which can lead to incomplete adhesion of the tread to the tire casing.

TRIB's Spot the Retread Contest Explained [Video]

David Stevens, managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, explained the purpose behind the group's annual Spot the Retreads contest at the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show. Participants had to spot which tires were new and which were retreads from a set of 10 different tires.