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Firestone’s new FD694 drive radial truck tire rolls into long-haul, regional applications

The Firestone FD694 drive tire is currently available in a 295/75R22.5 size and will soon be available in three additional sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5, and 285/75R24.5.

Bridgestone adds three Firestone Classics long-haul tires

Bridgestone Americas has introduced a new line of long-haul tires into the Firestone Classics tire line. The Firestone FS509 (steer radial), FD609 (drive radial), and FT409 (trailer radial) tires combine proven tread designs with Bridgestone-engineered casings to provide fleets with long-lasting treadwear and mileage, plus the additional benefits of casing durability and retreadability, the company

Bridgestone launches Firestone Direct mobile vehicle service

Bridgestone Americas has launched Firestone Direct mobile vehicle service for car owners and fleet operators. The company says Firestone Direct brings the capabilities of the company’s 2,200 Bridgestone retail operations automotive service centers directly to vehicle owners’ homes or workplaces. The new offering uses custom-designed and specially-equipped vans operated by certified technicians to perform a

Bridgestone releases Firestone FD692 drive tire

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has released the new Firestone FD692 drive tire. The tire is both SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board (CARB)-compliant. The FD692 is engineered with 400% more biting edges than its predecessor and was given a three-peak mountain snowflake certification, Bridgestone says. The company says other features of the Firestone FD692 drive tire

Bridgestone introduces FT492 Firestone trailer tire

Available in five sizes, the Firestone FT492 tire is California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant and features a fuel-efficient tread design to promote low rolling resistance, Bridgestone says. The trailer tire is also engineered with tough sidewall protection and a wide tread footprint.

Bridgestone expands all-terrain tire line to include sizes for medium-duty commercial vehicles

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has expanded its Firestone Transforce tire line to include new size offerings for Class 4 and 5 commercial truck vehicles.

Bridgestone to increase prices on Firestone-brand truck tires

In response to increased business costs and other market dynamics, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) and Bridgestone Canada Inc. (BSCA) announced that they will increase prices 4% on Firestone brand truck and bus radial tires sold in the U.S. and Canada. The price increases will go into effect Feb. 1. All Firestone truck and bus

Firestone FS860 waste-haul tire available now

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced that the Firestone FS860 tire, designed for the waste industry, has been released and is available for purchase. The Firestone FS860, announced in April, features a wide belt package for enhanced casing durability and angled grooves for traction in wet environments. The FS860 tire is the first 10,000-lb. rated tire from Firestone,

Firestone releases new commercial drive tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has expanded its Firestone commercial truck tire portfolio with the launch of the Firestone FD711 drive tire. Engineered for long-lasting performance in high-scrub and high-traction applications, the Firestone FD711 tire offers grip, long wear and enhanced retread capability, the company said. Firestone recommends the tire for a wide range of applications, including

Love’s Truck Tire Care passes 200th location mark

Love’s Truck Tire Care services are now available at more than 200 Love’s Travel Stops throughout the U.S. According to the company, the network will continue to expand to provide fast and reliable service allowing drivers in more parts of the country to get back on the road quicker. “We’re committed to providing solutions and

Love’s Travel Stops completes first Fast-Fill CNG station
Bridgestone launches Firestone FS561 regional, P&D steer tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced the Firestone FS561, an on-highway, all-position radial tire recommended for steering applications in regional and pickup and delivery use. The FS561 features are designed to reduce susceptibility to stone retention and drilling, common occurrences in high-scrub applications, according to Bridgestone. “The new FS561 is built for demanding environments, with features such

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions creates Tire Advisor mobile app

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