A new Bandag-brand trailer tread from Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is built to promote long tread life with its compounding and straight-rib tread design.

The new B197 trailer tread is patterned after the Bridgestone-brand R197 trailer radial that was introduced May 18, 2010.

"We're very excited about this debut," said Chris Hoffman, manager of TBR and retread product marketing, BBTS. "It's the first time BBTS has launched a Bridgestone new tire and Bandag companion retread. Many fleet customers tell us they are looking for a seamless choice of new tires and retread designs. The Bridgestone R197 new trailer tire and the Bandag B197 tread design simplify the choice."

The B197 tread design is Bandag's longest-wearing 11/32-inch depth product. It's available from Bandag dealers in sizes that fit most trailer tire casings: 210 millimeter, 220 millimeter and 230 millimeter.

For more information, visit www.bandag.com.