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10 Things to Know About Tire Retreading

Modern Tire Dealer's editors have compiled an overview of the retreading industry from 2018, covering everything from the double-digit change in overall sales to the average cost of a casing.

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Who We Lost in Fleet in 2017

Among those who died were three past presidents of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), the voice of the retreading industry, and several fleet sales managers from the Detroit automakers.

Voice of Retreading Brodsky Passes Away

Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.

Tires are a Depreciating Asset: 10 Ways to Slow the Rate of Depreciation

As a wear item, tires are a depreciating asset. Your job, as the fleet manager, is to slow the rate of depreciation. Replacement tires as a cost category are a fleet’s second-largest operating expense, exceeded only by fuel. By maximizing tire tread life, you lower per-mile costs, resulting in fewer premature removals and optimizing the condition of tire casings, allowing for multiple retreads.

Continental Tire Opens Retreading Facility in Western Canada

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group and Quality Tire Service LTD, an independent tire dealer in Saskatchewan, have announced a partnership with the opening of the first commercial tire retread facility in western Canada.