LOGAN, Utah — Business management software developer Tire Guru Software has begun integrating Tiremetrix L.L.C.'s Tire Registration Plus and TPMS Manager platforms with its own Business Center products.
"Tire registration is an extremely important safety measure," Tire Guru President Clint Nicholls said, "and Tiremetrix has made the registration process more efficient and accurate through DOT number validation, tire recall and age checks and direct transmission to the responsible manufacturers.
"Tire-registration laws are changing, and Tire Registration Plus helps our dealers with compliance while providing their customers with peace of mind," he added.
The prospect of mandatory tire registration is part of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, passed by Congress in 2014 and signed into law by President Obama.
The legislation's primary reason was to authorize $305 billion worth of funding for surface transportation projects through 2019, but it also contains provisions covering multiple aspects of the nation's highway, bridge, mass transit, trucking and vehicle safety systems, including several directly affecting the tire industry, with tire registration provisions topping the list.