TORONTO—Goodyear Canada Inc. has launched the Truckwise commercial tire dealer/retreader services program across Canada, a key step in the company's goal to expand its commercial tire sales at twice the industry rate in the coming years.
By 2001, Goodyear Canada expects to have 48 Truckwise centers operating across Canada—seven in the Atlantic Provinces, 15 in Quebec, 18 in Ontario and eight in western Canada.
Dealers wishing to operate under the Truckwise banner must meet stringent quality management processes, and their service technicians must participate in multi-year training related to all aspects of service. Truckwise centers also must be ISO 9002 registered, Goodyear Canada said.
Goodyear envisions Truckwise locations as a single source for truckers to obtain new tires, retreads, repairs, wheels and related tire and wheel services, including 24-hour emergency roadside service.