AKRON (Jan. 31, 2014) — Goodyear truck tires will be available to fleets and owner-operators at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores through a new agreement the tire maker signed with the nationwide truck stop chain.
Akron-based Goodyear said its premium Goodyear Fuel Max truck tires — including the G399A LHS Fuel Max steer tire, G572A LHD Fuel Max drive tire and the G316 LHT Fuel Max trailer tire, as well as the G316 LHT DuraSeal + Fuel Max trailer tire — are available at 178 Love's truck tire care centers nationwide.
Phillip Kane, vice president of Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems, said the tire maker is "excited to provide fleets and owner-operators with expanded access to premium Goodyear brand tires through our new agreement with Love's, which is something that our fleet customers have requested.
Besides Goodyear, Love's Travel Stops carry Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Yokohama and Aeolus tire brands, plus Michelin Retread Technologies retreads.
"With the addition of these Love's locations, Goodyear truck tires are now available at more than 560 on-highway locations from coast to coast."
"These are the same high-quality tires that our fleet customers use in their day-to-day operations to help lower their operating costs," said Frank Payne, general manager, fleet sales for Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. "Love's reputation for excellence is well-known throughout the trucking industry. We are proud to work with such an outstanding organization, and one that shares our 'customers-first' philosophy."
According to Goodyear, the G399A LHS Fuel Max, G572A LHD Fuel Max and G316 LHT Fuel Max tires contain the company's Fuel Max Technology, which incorporates cool-running compounds and advanced tread design technology to help reduce rolling resistance and improve tread life. The G316 LHT DuraSeal + Fuel Max trailer tire also features Goodyear's exclusive DuraSeal Technology, which instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to ¼-inch in diameter in the tire's repairable area.
Oklahoma City-based Love's, which is celebrating its 50th year of operation, recently reported that the company will enter its 40th state this fall with the opening of a location in Cumberland, Md. The chain also said it is in the midst of reinvesting in its current locations, with plans to remodel or expand several stores or raze and rebuild others.
The company also said it will continue to expand its Truck Tire Care centers, with facilities expanded to accommodate more services.
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, the family-owned and operated company operates more than 300 locations and 180 Love's Truck Tire Care centers in 39 states.