Bridgestone Bandag to end production

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has announced it will discontinue the sales of its Dayton brand truck and bus radial tire line effective January 1, 2011.

The announcement affects medium truck tire dealers and fleet customers in the U.S. only.

It does not impact the sales or availability of Dayton brand light truck or passenger tires.

“This decision is based on the desire to simplify our product offering, making it easier for our distributors and customers to conduct business with us,” said Kurt Danielson, president, BBTS.

“As a supplier who works with fleets to implement tire management solutions to lower overall operating costs, we feel that Firestone brand truck and bus tires will offer customers a viable alternative.”

BBTS expects supplies of Dayton brand truck tires will be available through the end of the year.

Dayton truck tire warranties will continue to be honored.