NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee State Senator has filed a resolution that (if passed) would, “explore the feasibility of prohibiting the use of recapped tires on commercial motor vehicles.”
The potential legislation, brought forward as a Senate Joint Resolution introduced by Douglas Henry, has sent shock waves through the retreading community.
“The consequences would be terrible for the retread and trucking industries in Tennessee and it might spread like a virus to other states,” says the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB).
The group has sent a letter to the Senator and plans to apply continued pressure around the Tennessee capital until the resolution has been defeated.
“We have been informed by one of our members in Tennessee that the likelihood of this Joint Resolution passing is very slim,” adds TRIB.
“However, TRIB takes all detrimental mentions about retreads very seriously and we will continue to follow up on this issue until we are certain it is a dead issue.”