USTMA calls for improved incentives for the tyre industry
Recycling at the Heart of USTMA Plea to Congress
The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is asking congressional leadership to continue working on tyre policy and related transportation sustainability initiatives. While the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) includes several provisions that would advance scrap tyre markets and improve the resiliency of the nation’s infrastructure, USTMA has identified six specific policy proposals—ranging from tax incentives to additional research dollars and procurement commitments—that will strengthen the American tyre manufacturing industry and help the country develop roadways with the future in mind.
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to truly transform the country’s infrastructure by focusing on our shared priorities. The tyre industry is ready to lead, with innovative technologies that not only improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles but also enhance the performance and durability of our roadways. By embracing these new technologies, we can create highly resilient infrastructure capable of carrying our nation well into the future, while bolstering the American tyre manufacturing industry and propelling the United States as a leader in tyre technology research.” Said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO.
Of key interest to the USTMA were the investment in the development of rubberised asphaltTyre Derived Aggregate in stormwater filtration; development of stormwater mitigationretreaded tyres reduce rolling resistance tyres and the advancement of a Federal fleet management policy that ensures 100 per cent of Federal fleet tyres enter sustainable ELT markets.