Senior Washington Reporter
Miles has been a Tire Business staff member since its founding in 1983. He covers tire industry news from Washington, D.C., reporting on federal regulatory affairs, congressional action, the White House and Supreme Court activities as well as recycling and many other subjects. In 2003 he was promoted to senior Washington reporter. Miles first joined Rubber & Plastics News in 1977 after graduating from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Contact Miles at [email protected]
On May 30, 1977, I walked into the offices for the first time at One Cascade Plaza in downtown Akron of Rubber & Plastics News, a sister publication of Tire Business. Thus was my destiny for the next 43 years, including a move in 1980 to become Washington reporter.
WASHINGTON — Tire dealers in seven northern California counties are doing the best they can to protect their businesses and their employees in the face of a "shelter-in-place" order occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON — Scrap tire recycling continues to be one of the most important issues facing the industry, as signified by the recent call to action by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) to all affected parties to intensify the development of new sustainable, circular end-use markets for scrap tires.
WASHINGTON — Tariffs and trade were the big government-related news out of Washington in 2019, a year in which partisan gridlock combined with the pending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to prevent much legislation from passing Congress.