``(T)he industry will have to bear the rising costs for new testing requirements. However you look at it, the TREAD Act will cost the industry more money.'' - Donald Shea, president, Rubber Manufacturers Association.
``As far as the early warning rule goes, the larger tire manufacturers through the RMA have been cooperating with us in terms of developing the rule.'' - Kenneth Weinstein, NHTSA associate administrator for enforcement.
``Tire manufacturers themselves are resisting major upgrades in tires and the tire safety standard NHTSA put out. They want warranty data kept secret, but it's not as if they don't know exactly what each other is doing. It's only the public that's kept uninformed.'' - Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen.