How to Ruin a Truck Tire

It only takes ten minutes

Take advantage of our offer to send you this educational material. There is never a cost, and the savings you will make by learning about the difference between a proper tire repair and one that is not can save you a bundle, and maybe even your or someone else's life

To request TRIB's tire repair information packet, call our toll free number - 888-473-8732 - from anywhere in North America, or send an email to We will also include our new Understanding Retreading and Flat Tire! Now What? materials.

Harvey Brodsky is managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB), a position he has held since 1981. He is involved with promoting the use of retreaded tires both in the United States and many other parts of the world. Based in Pacific Grove, CA, TRIB is a non-profit, member-supported industry association dedicated to the safe recycling of tires through retreading and repairing, and to promoting proper tire maintenance for all tires. A part of the retreading industry since the early seventies, Brodsky is a well-known speaker at tire industry, government tire fleet and environmental meetings throughout the world, and has written numerous articles about retreading. He drives on retreads on both of his family cars, and has been doing so for more than 30 years.

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