Sterling's Adams claims victory in TRIB/TIA tire pressure contest

Jan. 1, 2020
A winner has been declared in the "Guess the Pressure" contest conducted by the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) at the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) Transportation Technology
A winner has been declared in the "Guess the Pressure" contest conducted by the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) at the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Using only a “thumper” technique, Lawrence Adams, president of Sterling Transportation Services in Blair, Neb., achieved the closest guess for the inflation of three retreaded tires on display, managing to get within 20 psi of the correct figure.

As a result, Adams has won a TIA Fleet Tire Service OSHA Compliance Training Program worth $300. Each contestant who entered received a free air gauge and a reminder that the only accurate way to check pressure is with a properly calibrated air gauge.

“Contestants’ guesses were all over the place, with many being as far off as 30 psi per tire,” reports TRIB managing director David Stevens. “But Lawrence clearly has a gift when it comes to checking tire pressure, and TRIB congratulates him on being the closest to the mark.”

“Improper air pressure is a major contributor to shortened tire life, and it can have dire safety consequences,” notes TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield. “Thus it’s important that the ‘gospel’ of correct tire pressure be spread as wide as possible. That’s why we’re glad to be partnering with TRIB to share this important message in such a fun way.”

For more information, visit www.retread.org and www.tireindustry.org.

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