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10-08
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Should Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems Become Man

There are many manufacturers that already use this technology on their vehicles. It is most common on cars that have been designed around the use of run flat tyre technology.  With the cost of TPMS reaching around the £250 mark, there have been many stern warnings from nearly all car manufacturers indicating that prices are set to rise when the new piece of legislation comes into play.

It is not only the car manufacturers that see this new law as a bad thing. Autoexpress.co.uk have quoted Vanessa Guyll, technical specialist at The AA, as saying, "It will increase costs. And if you have to replace a tyre then the system will need to be reset, and you’ll have to buy a new valve sensor.”

The autoexpress.co.uk article also has Vanessa Guyll going on to question the safety aspects of the TPMS. She said, “They’re good in principle but they’re not a replacement for regularly checking your tyres. They don’t catch problems such as uneven wear and bulges.”

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10-08
25

Cooper plant earns environmental certification

FINDLAY, Ohio. (Aug. 16, 2010)—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s tire plant in Findlay has earned ISO 14001 environmental management system certification.
“We continually strive to improve in all aspects of our operations, and this certification demonstrates our ability to meet and exceed the most rigorous international standards,” said Jack Hamilton, Findlay plant manager.

The ISO 14001 standard specifies requirements for a facility’s environmental management system, which involves continually auditing its performance and making continuous improvement efforts such as reducing energy use, conserving raw materials, and recycling, Cooper said.

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10-08
25

New ‘20 Group’ still has a few slots open

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 19, 2010)—A new “20 Group” of independent tire dealers, organized through Dealer Strategic Planning Inc., will hold its first meeting in late August in Wentzville, Mo., and has room for a few dealers to join.
Jeremy Harris, owner of Harris Automotive & Tire in Wentzville, will host the meeting of dealers from nine states and one Canadian province who are expected to attend, according to DSP.

“I have heard a lot of good things about the 20 group facilitated by DSP,” Harris said in a DSP statement. “Business today is very challenging and by meeting with my peers from all over the country, we can compare notes on how to improve our businesses.”

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10-08
25

Tire, solid waste industries differ with environme

WASHINGTON—The proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reclassify tire-derived fuel and other nontraditional, nonhazardous fuels as solid wastes pleases environmentalists—and just about no one else.

Representatives from the tire and cement industries, and state solid waste management officials, solidly line up against the plan, judging from comments submitted to the EPA on the proposed rule. They maintain the regulations would end the use of tires as fuel.

The agency’s three proposed rules—totaling 860 manuscript pages—aim to reduce emissions of mercury and other pollutants from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers and solid waste incinerators. If it becomes law, the regulations would redefine TDF and other nonhazardous materials as solid waste, which means any unit that burned them would have to be classified as solid waste incinerators under the Clean Air Act.

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