Fleets looking for Yokohama Tire Corp.’s (YTC) ultra wide base (UWB) tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB tires—the TY517 (drive) and RY407 (trailer). Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5.
“This is great news for drivers and fleets across the U.S.,” said Rick Phillips, YTC senior director, commercial and OTR sales. “Now our fleet and owner-operator customers can get our ultra wide base tires and technology at more locations. Love’s Travel Stops have been in business for 50 years and are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day to service fleets. This will assist in minimizing a driver’s downtime by having these products available when they need them the most. Plus, Love’s is a Yokohama SmartSolution-certified service provider”
“Love’s has always adhered to its promise to provide drivers with solutions,” said Dan Jensen, director-tire sales and service for Love’s Travel Stops. “We’ve been pleased with the quality of Yokohama’s products. Adding the ultra wide base option to the Love’s Truck Tire Care line-up is another way we can fulfill our commitment and meet the needs of more drivers.”
Phillips said the TY517 is designed to improve the bottom line of fleets by delivering outstanding traction, long, even wear, extraordinary durability and increased retreadability, according to the company. The RY407 – a SmartWay-verified tire – features an ultra-low profile that offers excellent fuel efficiency and vastly increased treadlife, adding up to increased payloads.
Yokohama Tire Corp. is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917.