Mass. hearing on tire aging bill canceled

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BOSTON (Jan. 22, 2014) — A joint committee of the Massachusetts legislature has canceled a hearing scheduled for Jan. 22 to consider a tire aging bill, because of bad weather.

House Bill No. 3016 would reinstate periodic vehicle safety inspections in Massachusetts. It contains a provision that would require vehicle inspectors to automatically fail any car or light truck that had one or more tires more than six years of age according to tire identification numbers.

Representatives of the Rubber Manufacturers Association were scheduled to appear at the hearing to testify against the bill. The Tire Industry Association and the New England Tire & Service Association also oppose it.

There was no immediate new date for the hearing, but an RMA spokesman said it probably would be rescheduled for early or mid-February.

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When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?

I try and take in at least one show a year.
30%
I usually attend one every few years.
14%
There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.
12%
I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.
19%
I’d like to but I am too busy
25%