Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) launched a new, dedicated commercial tire website, www.YokohamaTruck.com. The site went live March 26.
“YokohamaTruck.com has a lot more than just our full line of commercial tires on it,” said Rick Phillips, YTC vice president of sales. “It features several business-driven tools like the new Tire Inspection Guide that helps fleet customers identify the most common tire issues and fixes to keep their trucks on the road. The more we can help minimize downtime, the more productive – and thus profitable – fleets can be,” said Phillips.
Other tools featured on YokohamaTruck.com include a fuel savings calculator and tire inflation pressure calculator. The fuel savings calculator provides fleet owners with comparative analysis on how much savings they can gain with Yokohama tires versus competitor tires. The tire inflation calculator provides inflation recommendations based on load inputs and axle configurations. “These tools are vital in getting the maximum fuel efficiency and tread wear out of tires,” according to Phillips.
YokohamaTruck.com will also serve as the hub for updates on Yokohama’s new $300 million commercial tire factory being built in West Point, Mississippi scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. “When the plant is fully operational, it will produce up to one million truck tires annually. Our customers will get the products they need and sooner than before” said Phillips. “It demonstrates Yokohama is investing in America and that YTC is here for the long haul.”