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‘Road Gators’ In Michigan: Report Finds Big Rigs Go Faster Than Tires Can Handle

“An 18-wheeler is not a Porsche, and shouldn’t be driven like one.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

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Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names

An investigation by Consumer Reports has discovered that a Chinese company may be selling counterfeit tires in the US under a brand name that consumers trust.


Rev. Faith Fowler sports a pair of "Detroit Treads," flip flops made from illegally dumped tires found across the city. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Group Transforms Illegally Dumped Tires Into ‘Detroit Treads’ Sandals

It’s a locally made flip-flop for those “tired” of the same old style.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2014

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel helps to change a tire damaged by a pot hole. (WWJ/Marie Osborne)

Driver Damages Tire On Pothole Minutes Before Pothole Press Conference

A motorist hit a pothole and damaged the tire enough that it needed to be replaced, just minutes before a press conference to address the problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2014


Tire-Burning Power Plants Prompt Concerns

Power plants in several Michigan cities are burning millions of tires each year to make electricity. Some who live near the plants, however, have challenged them because of pollution concerns.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2013

Tom Sharkey, chairperson of biochemistry and molecular biology, poses in front of tires on Friday May 11, 2012. Sharkey is working on an alternative rubber compound from trees other than rubber trees.

MSU Prof Seeks Alternatives To Shrinking Rubber Supplies

The world’s rubber supplies are in peril, and automobile tire producers are scrambling to seek alternative solutions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2012

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AAA Warns Vehicle Spare Tires May Soon Be Thing Of The Past

To meet new government fuel efficiency standards some vehicle manufactures are omitting heavy spare tires and equipping new vehicles with an emergency sealant and inflator kit or tires that if damaged can run reasonable distances without air.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2012

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A Very Good Year For Goodyear’s CEO

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s top executive saw his compensation rise 69% in 2010 as he assumed new leadership roles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2011

Tires Stolen From Bing’s Security SUV

Authorities say a sport utility vehicle used by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s security detail had its wheels stolen.


Scholarship Video Contest On Safe Tires

While there are still essay contests for students to write about, many competitions have converted to video, asking students to make a short digital film based on their ideas.