AKRON, Ohio, (May 19, 2006) — Goodyear's Danville, Va., tire plant produced its 1 millionth Unisteel G395 LHS medium-truck steer tire May 18.
Now in its third year, the G395 LHS reached this milestone four years faster than its predecessor, the G397, Goodyear said. The G395 LHS has turned out to beGoodyear's most successful steer tire ever, according to the Akron-based tire maker, and is a result of a continuation of the Akron Technical Center's steer tire development.
Commercial tire scientists used technology to energize the company's line-haul tire lineup, according to Donn Kramer, director of commercial tire marketing.
“The G395's milestone is significant because our customers have finally embraced a Goodyear steer tire. Dealers, fleets and truckmakers have accepted the G395 as the best steer tire in the world,” Mr. Kramer claimed.
The G395 steer tire is specified by truck makers International, Freightliner, Volvo and Mack Trucks.
“Fleet companies, impressed by the tire's performance, are using these steer tires to lower their cost per mile. Widespread acceptance is driving the demand for this tire,” Mr. Kramer added.