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The U.S. Postal Service Continues to Expand Their Use of Retreads

December 7, 2007

WASHINGTON – Retreaded tires play an important part in keeping vehicle maintenance costs down for the U.S. Postal Service. And since tires are the third highest cost of running any fleet, right after the cost of drivers and fuel, the savings offered by the use of retreads adds up to be very significant.

“Over the years we have watched the Postal Service increase their use of retreads on their mail delivery vehicles and large trucks, and we are always pleased to know that when our mail is delivered it is coming in a vehicle using retreads,” said Harvey Brodsky, Managing Director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB). “They set a great example for other fleets in both the public and private sectors who are interested in helping the environment and saving money,” Brodsky added. The retread industry is proud to be a part of the Postal Service efforts to be environmentally friendly in everything they do. The retread tires used on Postal Service vehicles may look round and black, but they are really very green.

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