TIA Readies Commercial Event, Retread Contest Back
Fresh off the 2008 SEMA Show, TIA has turned its focus on the the 2009 Commercial Tire, Retread & Recycling Conference (CTRRC), which will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando on Feb. 9-11. The CTRRC will again be held in conjunction with the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting.
As part of the CTRRC, TIA is bringing back the Retread Appearance Contest, which will be held at the TIA Retread Pavilion. In a twist from previous years, this year’s Retread Appearance Contest will be voted on by the TMC fleet attendees. Details on the Retread Appearance Contest are available at TIA’s Web site at www.tireindustry.org.
“With the additions of the TIA Pavilion and the Retread Appearance Contest, we’re hoping that all of our commercial and retread members will be encouraged to participate in the 2009 CTRRC,” said Roy Littlefield, TIA executive vice president. “The Retread Appearance Contest will be an excellent opportunity for the retread industry to show North America’s top fleet maintenance executives the quality of today’s truck tyre retreads. And, by giving the fleet attendees the chance to vote for the Best of Show awards, the winners will be chosen by the people who actually buy the products.”
For CTRRC conference and hotel registration information, visit the TIA Web site or contact LaKisha Pindell at 800-876-8372, ext. 104. (Tire Review/Akron)