Bridgestone and Penske Truck Leasing have renewed their strategic partnership agreement to test, develop and deploy Bridgestone technology and mobility solutions for the commercial segment in the U.S. and Canada with a focus on more cost-effective and sustainable results for fleets. As part of the agreement, Penske will also remain a preferred customer of Bridgestone
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has launched the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread, a trailer retread designed to complement the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia tire in design and performance. Through its rib design, Bridgestone says the Bandag B123 retread is engineered to fight irregular wear and enable longer tread life for fleets. When used together, the Bandag B123 FuelTech
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has released its new Bandag MaxTread line. Bridgestone says the Bandag MaxTread line features Bandag retreads as a standalone, single unit tire solution, rather than a traditional tire cap and casing offering. The line includes trailer, drive and all-position fitments for light truck, waste, long haul, severe service and pickup and delivery
Tire manufacturers are constantly exploring ways to make the retread process more cost-effective while increasing productivity.
On April 25, the Bandag Fleets We Depend On roadshow visited the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center.
Fleet managers are well aware that tires make up a significant chunk of their expenses. Tires are the second-highest cost for fleets, behind fuel; clearly, it’s important to have a program in place to manage the tires all the way from cradle to grave. The tire casing is the key to a tire cost management
A case could be made for the statement, “the best tires are only as good as their air pressure.” If the correct tire air pressure is not maintained, tires will fail prematurely. According to Gary Schroeder, director of commercial vehicle and OEM sales for Cooper Tire, “Everyone will agree that the No.1 tip for longer
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions recently introduced the Bandag B799 tread product, a procure retread tread stock for the Bridgestone M799. According to the tiremaker, the new tread design offers solid traction and a deep tread depth that promotes long wear life for mild on/off-highway, regional haul and pick-up and delivery applications. “The B799 meets the needs
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands. The app, called Tire Advisor, is a resource that connects users to a comprehensive catalog. Additional Tire Advisor mobile app features include: Information about truck and bus tires (Bridgestone, Firestone
“We were ‘green’ before it was cool,” proclaimed Randy Hanson, technical training manager, training and development, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions at its training center located within Bridgestone Americas’ LaVergne, Tenn., manufacturing facility. A 13-year veteran with Bandag, Hanson served as a field service rep become assuming the important and influential training role. With the genuine passion