GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 13, 2006) — Petro Stopping Centers L.P. has extended its business arrangement with Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT), agreeing to add the tire maker's BFGoodrich truck tires and Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) retreads to the line of Michelin new truck tires already carried at its 60 Petro:Lube service centers in the U.S.
“We are excited to begin this new three-year agreement with a strategic travel plaza partner like Petro,” said Guy Pekle, vice president of sales for MATT.
Petro:Lube is adding BFGoodrich tires and MRT retreads on a store-by-store basis, Michelin said. Petro:Lube expects to have 65 locations selling these tires and retreads by year-end, with plans to open approximately five new locations per year the next few years.
“Petro is committed to meeting the needs of national accounts and owner operators with a full line of Michelin and BFGoodrich commercial truck tires…at all locations,” said Dave Latimer, vice president for Petro:Lube. “Adding Michelin MRT retreads completes the product offering and aligns Petro with the most respected brand names in the truck tire industry.”
El Paso, Texas-based Petro offers preventive maintenance, tire sales and repair and light-duty truck repair.