WASHINGTON (Nov. 21, 2003) — The nation's tire and auto parts manufacturers and retailers are ready to submit the first quarterly compliance reports with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as required under the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the Tire Industry Association.
“Our members have been working very diligently for the last several months, not only to cooperate with NHTSA in complying with the law, but also to make sure their reports are accurate and complete,” said an RMA spokesman. “We expect all our members to be in full compliance with the Dec. 1 deadline.”
Becky MacDicken, government affairs director for TIA, said she hasn't heard any queries about the compliance reports from her association's members, “which usually means they're ready to provide whatever the manufacturers need from them.”
Organizations such as the Automotive Industry Action Group, meanwhile, warn companies required to report TREAD Act data that they must be ready to provide clarification of data whenever NHTSA asks for it.