The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has been selected by Con-way Truckload, the North American full-truckload transportation subsidiary of Con-way Inc, as its principal supplier of wide-base truck tires.
Con-way Truckload is one of the industry’s leading full-truckload motor carriers, operating a fleet of 2,700 tractors and 8,000 trailers. Con-way Truckload reports that it has converted its tractors and more than 90 percent of its trailer fleet to wide-base tires.
Con-way Truckload selected Goodyear’s recently introduced G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer wide-base tires, both of which contain Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology. Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5 in Load Range L, and are EPA SmartWay-verified, joining Goodyear’s complete line of long-haul and regional SmartWay-approved products.
“Goodyear provided a responsive, best overall cost solution, addressing both quality and durability,” said Randy Cornell, Con-way Truckload’s vice president of maintenance. “We’re pleased to be able to expand a business relationship that the Con-way organization and Goodyear have enjoyed for more than 10 years.” Con-way Freight, Con-way’s nationwide less-than-truckload subsidiary, also is a Goodyear customer, using a different line of the company’s products.
Goodyear’s products also complement Con-way’s sustainability program and active role as a SmartWay Transport partner. Both Con-Way Truckload and Con-way Freight are recipients of the SmartWay Excellence Award, which recognizes trucking companies for the highest achievement in improving fuel economy and lowering carbon emissions.
“With Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology, which has built-in self-sealing capability, customers such as Con-way Truckload can run wide-base tires with confidence, while reaping the other benefits that are associated with use of wide-base tires in the long-haul truckload market, such as increased weight savings and improved fuel economy,” said Frank Payne, general manager, fleet solutions, Goodyear.
The G392 SSD and G394 SST also provide “exceptional performance and value to help drive down cost-per-mile for our customers,” according to Payne. “In addition, they offer superior handling with optimized tread depth in the drive position and a tread pattern that helps resist irregular wear.”