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Future of UTQGS

Rule Map–>Information Dissemination & Reporting–>Future of UTQGS The Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQGS) is an existing tire information system, specified and enforced by NHTSA, to aid consumers in making tire purchases. Tire manufacturers must imprint the tires with relative performance data in three key areas: (1) treadwear; (2) traction; and (3) temperature resistance. The [...]

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Tire Manufacturers

Rule Map–>Information Dissemination & Reporting–>TIRE MANUFACTURERS The proposed rule would require tire manufacturers both to obtain and report to NHTSA specific data for each replacement passenger car tire model covered by the program and to affix a paper label containing the required fuel efficiency, safety, and durability ratings on each tire sold as a replacement [...]

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Tire Retailers

Rule Map–>Information Dissemination & Reporting–>TIRE RETAILERS The  Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) states that the new tire efficiency consumer information program must include “requirements for providing information to consumers, including information at the point of sale and other potential information dissemination methods, including Internet.”  After examining the House Committee on Energy and Commerce report [...]

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