Charles Hurley, CEO of the highway safety group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . Bridgestone Americas is recalling 1,108 Bridgestone Exedra G850 G motorcycle tires, size 180/70R16 77H, for possible inner liner cracking caused by torque-induced degradation. The tires were OE on 2008 and 2009 Triumph Rocket III touring motorcycles . Goodyear's aviation tires division is celebrating 100 years of developing and manufacturing airplane tires . Yokohama Tire Corp. held a tree-planting event April 4 at its tire plant in Salem, Va., as part of the company's worldwide Yokohama Forever Forest project, which plans to plant a half million trees at the firm's 18 plants worldwide prior to the company's centennial celebration in 2017 . MaddenCo Inc. has added an emergency road-service call-center enhancement to its Tire Dealer System software . Maxxis International Inc. is sponsoring Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees teams during the 2009 season . Coda Development of Czech Republic won the Tire Technology of the Year award for its self-inflating tire system, designed to compensate for air pressure loss in tires by using atmospheric air to inflate a tire automatically while a vehicle is in motion, at the recent Tire Technology Expo in Hamburg, Germany.
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