FULLERTON, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2004) — Yokohama Tire Corp.'s Commercial Division has signed an agreement for all Petro Lube franchise locations in the U.S. to carry Yokohama's medium truck tires.
The Fullerton-based tire maker said it previously had a relationship with Petro's corporate locations. Petro operates 58 total locations, including 36 corporate sites and 22 franchise locations, a Petro spokesman said.
“Adding the entire network of Petro's top-notch retailers to our previously existing national tire dealer base has greatly improved our distribution and availability,” said William Forsch, manager of travel plaza sales for Yokohama's commercial unit. “This allows fleet managers to feel confident that their drivers can more successfully locate a servicing Yokohama provider for tire repair and/or replacement no matter where they are or what time of day or night that it is.”
In a Yokohama statement, Petro said it had received requests from customers for Yokohama products.