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The United States Postal Service's vehicle maintenance facility in Huntington Beach, CA, is shifting to the use of retreaded tires for its 4,095-vehicle fleet to save tire budget dollars. The conversion from using only new tires to an extensive retreading program will be environmentally sound and will slash the postal service's tire budget in half. The vehicles in the fleet are used in the delivery and movement of mail in all of Orange County and parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. In the future, up to 90% of the replacement tires purchased will be retreads. Jon Martin, manager of vehicle programs at the Huntington Beach facility, said there have been no road failures because of the retreads.
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Title Annotation:vehicle maintenance facility in Huntington Beach, California, will use retreaded tires
Publication:Rubber World
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Dec 1, 1992
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