AKRON (March 10, 2005) — Penske Truck Leasing has named Goodyear its 2004 Tire Supplier of the Year.
Goodyear supplies Penske, which operates approximately 200,000 vehicles on three continents, with various truck tires, both new and retreaded. Penske had extended its primary supplier agreement with Goodyear in 2004, which will last at least until 2008.
“We have developed an excellent supply relationship with the Penske team,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear's vice president of commercial tire systems. “More importantly, Penske has understood the importance of using our business tools to help lower their tire costs.”
Reading, Pa.-based Penske Truck Leasing is a joint venture of Penske Corp. and General Electric Co. that serves customers from nearly 1,000 locations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, South America and Europe.