BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has added a coronavirus (COVID-19) resources page to its website, tireindustry.org.
The COVID-19 page is for use by TIA members and others as they navigate the impact of the pandemic, TIA said.
"TIA created this resources page in response to the high volume of questions we have been getting from members concerned about how new federal and state regulations impact them," TIA CEO Roy Littlefield said.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for our members to find the information they need to make proper decisions and follow applicable rules for their businesses, employees and communities," Mr. Littlefield said.
The TIA COVID-19 page contains links and documents from relevant federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The resource page also provides:
• links to TIA's benefit partners, Federated Insurance and SESCO Management Consultants;
• a template with an accompanying document the industry can use to help identify employees of essential services.
"The Essential Service Travel Document is an easy and effective way to give every employee something in writing that identifies them as working for a company that provides an essential service to the transportation industry," it said.
• a document that identifies employees of tire dealers and retreaders as essential.
That document can be used in conjunction with the Travel Document to satisfy most questions from local, state and federal authorities, according to TIA.
• links to pertinent state legislation and other resources.
TIA will update the COVID-19 page as new documents and information become available, the association said.