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March 20, 2014

Kurt Danielson Named U.S. & Canada President of Bridgestone Commercial Tire Sales

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.

March 3, 2014

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Names New Truck & Bus Marketing Director

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has promoted Matt Loos to director of truck & bus marketing, while Cassandra Kilareski joins the BCS marketing team as senior manager of marketing communications and digital.

January 2, 2014

Bridgestone Launches New R244 Rib-Type All-Position Steer Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has announced the launch of the Bridgestone R244 All-Position Steer Radial Tire. Designed with a wide base ribbed steer pattern, the tire performs well both on- and off-highway without sacrificing the traction needed on rougher roads.

December 2, 2013

Bridgestone Launches Tire for Auto Haulers

Bridgestone's new M749 Drive Radial Tire is the first tire Bridgestone has designed specifically for long- and regional-haul auto-haul transportation vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian market.

October 14, 2013

Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

October 3, 2013

Bridgestone Introduces New R268 Ecopia Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.

September 10, 2013

Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?

It’s not uncommon to find highway trucks with front axles and suspensions rated for 13,200 pounds. While 12,000-pound axles were the industry norm for many years, the move to 13,200-pound axles came with the addition of all that emissions reduction gear. Are you running a steer tire rated for that weight?

August 6, 2013

The Magic Number

How do turtles mate? Why are women’s shirts buttoned on the left while men’s button on the right? How did they build the pyramids? How much air should I put in my tires? Unlike the pyramids, tire inflation needn’t be one of life’s little mysteries. Yet you may be inflating your tires TOO much.

July 17, 2013

Bridgestone's Firestone Brand Targets Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, is promising up to $1,200 annual savings for operators who equip their vehicles with new Firestone-brand commercial tires.

July 9, 2013

Bridgestone and Firestone Truck Tires at Love's Travel Stops

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced that Bridgestone and Firestone commercial truck tires will retail at Love’s Travel Stops. Tires will be sold at the 175 locations with tire care service throughout the U.S.

July 9, 2013

Bridgestone Launches Ecopia Drive Tire

Commercial Solutions introduced the Bridgestone M760 Ecopia tire, a premium drive radial that is EPA SmartWay verified and CARB compliant. The newest addition to the Ecopia tire line, the M760 delivers high traction and long mileage in a unique fuel-efficient and retreadable design.

June 10, 2013

Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel because of the lower rolling resistance make up for the shorter overall life? Many fleets are struggling with that question today. The answer is often anything but clear.

May 20, 2013

Bridgestone Introduces Two New Radial Tires for Heavy-Duty, Urban Use

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced two new Bridgestone tires for heavy-duty urban use. The Greatec M845 Wide-Base Radial and M860A High-Scrub All-Position Radial use new technologies to meet the high demands of urban environments.

May 9, 2013

Bridgestone Begins Work on New Biorubber Research Center

Bridgestone America has broken ground on its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., to investigate the use of the guayule plant as an alternative natural rubber source.

March 25, 2013

Bridgestone Reignites Firestone Brand with New Tire Lineup

Firestone has launched a line of SmartWay certified steer, drive and trailer tires aimed at fleets of all sizes, with a renewed focus on small business operators.

March 21, 2013

Bridgestone Says New Fuel-Efficient Tires Don't Sacrifice Removal Miles

Three new Firestone brand tires for regional to long-haul use made their debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 20, 2013

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces New Head of Marketing, Commercial Tire Division

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced a new vice president of marketing for its commercial tire division, effective March 1.

March 13, 2013

Tires for multiple applications

The economic recession had profound effects on trucking, but one of the most surprising is a greater need for tires on trucks that need to be used in more than one application. That's the opposite of another trend, which is more single-application-specific tires.

January 8, 2013

Bridgestone Brings Back Dayton Brand Truck Tires

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that it is reintroducing its Dayton medium truck tire line in 2013.

May 1, 2008

It's A New Tire Bonanza

The number of truck tire announcements this spring was the most in recent memory. Most of these tires boast features such as improved fuel efficiency, longer life, better durability and retreadability.

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