The trip is being supported by the American Commercial Tire Network (ACTN), a group of independent commercial tire dealers who have joined together to create a nationwide emergency road service network providing dependable emergency road service at reasonable prices for commercial vehicles. The ACTN is a TRIB member.
The tentative schedule includes visits to:
- Custom Bandag, Elizabeth, N.J. — Oct. 19;
- Service Tire Truck Centers, Bethlehem, Pa. — Oct. 20;
- Valley Tire Retreading, Charleroi, Pa. —Oct. 21;
- Bob Sumerel Tire, Columbus, Ohio — Oct. 22;
- Pomp's Tire Service: Hammond, Ind. —Oct. 23;
- Cross-Midwest Tire: Dupo, Ill. — Oct. 24;
- Raben Tire Service: Scott City, Mo. — Oct. 26;
- Purcell Tire: Potosi, Mo. — Oct. 27;
- Redburn Tire Co., Sunland Park, N.M. — Oct. 29;
- Redburn Tire Co., Phoenix, Ariz. — Oct. 30;
- Nov. 2-6 — Break for SEMA/GTE/TRIB Meetings, Las Vegas; and
- Parkhouse Tire Service: Fontana, Calif. — Nov. 9.
The ACTN was formed in 1999 and has grown to include 18 member companies that operate more than 2,002 service vehicles in 43 states. The alliance's members own more than 75 retread plants and 461 service locations with over 8,000 employees nationwide.
The TRIB junket will take a brief break to stop in Las Vegas for the Global Tire Expo — part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show — where it will conduct TRIB's annual membership meeting on Nov. 2 and participate on Nov. 4 in the Global Retread Symposium, which is being jointly hosted with the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
During its journey, TRIB will make daily updates from the road via email as well as post information on its progress on Twitter and on its Facebook page.
For more information on TRIB's way across America, send an email to [email protected].