PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (Aug. 16 2006) — The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will conduct it's popular “tire thumping” contest at the 2006 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas.
The GATS event will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Aug. 26. The contest is being co-sponsored by TRIB member Arvin Meritor Inc., automotive supplier to the heavy-duty and commercial truck, passenger car and light truck segments.
“Based on the success of our tire thumping contest at recent trucking shows, and by popular demand, we will be challenging truckers to try their luck in telling how much air pressure a tire holds by thumping instead of using a tire gauge,” said TRIB Managing Director Harvey Brodsky.
The inflated tire will be in TRIB booth number 22087-9. Anyone who comes within 5 percent of the actual air pressure in the tire will win a prize furnished by Arvin Meritor. A grand prize will be awarded to “any trucker who hits the correct air pressure right on the money,” Mr. Brodsky added.