TORONTO, Ont. — The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) is trying to make it easier for owner/operators to have retreads performed by giving them front-of-the-line service.
The organization which represents tire retreaders says owner/ops are ideal candidates for retreads as they generally take good care of their tires.
“After all, it’s your money on the line and you know it,” TRIB said in a recent release for owner/ops. “You (usually) don’t drive over the speed limit, you check your air pressure regularly and you are very mindful of anything that might contribute to premature tire failure.”
Tire that have been well cared for are the best candidates for retreading, TRIB insists.
“The very best candidate for retreading is a well-maintained worn tire that has never been retreaded,” the group says, adding O/Os and small fleets can cut their tire costs in half through retreading.
“But there is a problem,” the group admits. “Very often and owner/operator can’t afford the downtime while their casings are being retreaded. The savings will be more than offset by the amount of money lost due to the downtime involved.”
To help alleviate the problem, TRIB is now providing O/Os with the chance to have their tires retreaded within a day or two. The O/O must select a retreader in their area and then TRIB will try to have that owner/operator’s retreading fast-tracked to minimize downtime.
The group is also allowing O/Os to arrange a tour of a nearby retread plant so they can witness the process first-hand. First, owner/ops must select a member retreader from TRIB’s Retread Tire Buyers Guide. To receive a copy of the guide or arrange for a tour, call 888-473-8732.
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