TIA Announces "Truck Tires at 10" Sessions at Global Tire Expo at the 2010 SEMA Show

  For 2010, SEMA and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have created a tire industry-only part of the SEMA Show called the Global Tire ExpoPowered by TIA. The new Expo will be open to all segments of the tire industry.

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the "Truck Tires at 10" educational sessions for the 2010 Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA, which is a part of the 2010 SEMA Show, taking place November 2–5, 2010 in Las Vegas. For the latest Expo information and updates, visit the "Events" section of

Truck Tires at 10: Wednesday, November 3: Bead Lubricants and Chamber Fires: Commercial tire service and retreading have basically operated independent of each other for years, but the problem of chamber fires has been linked to certain bead lubricants and release agents. Besides the possible link to chamber fires, the use of these compounds also poses an occupational health risk to employees. This seminar will address the risks of using flammable bead lubricants and introduce extensive research on a new bead lubricant and release agent that is petroleum-free and non-flammable.

Thursday, November 4: TMC Radial Tire & Disc Wheel Service Manual:
Last year, the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released the TMC Radial Tire & Disc Wheel Service Manual, a project that took years to complete and is the work of TMC's S.2 Tire and Wheel Study Group. This seminar will outline the information contained in the TMC Radial Tire & Disc Wheel Service Manual and demonstrate how it can be used as a reference in the field.

Interested Expo attendees can find out the latest session and speaker information, as well as hotel reservations and TIA special-event information, by visiting the "Events" section of