SANTA ANA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016) — Gemini Motor Transport L.P., the primary fuel hauler of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, has named Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) its preferred tire vendor for its fleet of 550-plus tractor/trailer combinations.
As a result, YTC will be outfitting Gemini's vehicles with 101ZL Spec-2 steer tires, 902L UWB drive tires and RY407 UWB trailer tires. All three are EPA SmartWay-verified, according to YTC.
“We're honored Gemini Motor Transport selected us to be their preferred tire vendor,” Tommy Bazzell, Yokohama director of national fleet, truck stop and commercial OEM business said.
“They are an exceptional trucking company with more than 550 tractor/trailer combinations and 900 professional drivers.”
Designed for durability, the 101ZL Spec-2 is a next-generation long-haul steer tire that features an advanced tread compound, improved casing design and better retreadability, according to YTC.
The 902L Ultra Wide Base is a long-haul/regional drive tire offers improved traction and high mileage, YTC said, with a tread design for extreme weather conditions such as snow and ice.
The RY407 Ultra Wide Base trailer tire features an ultra-low profile and is designed for improved fuel efficiency and extra-long treadlife, YTC noted.
Additional information about Yokohama's commercial tires and programs is available at www.YokohamaTruck.com.
Gemini, a member of Love's “Family of Companies,” serves more than 370 of Love's travel stops and country stores, delivering 1,625 loads per day and more than 4.5 billion gallons of fuel each year. This year, Gemini plans to log more than 78 million miles.
“Thanks to Yokohama for providing us with the top-of-the-line commercial tires we need,” Brent Bergevin, Gemini Motor Transport VP of transportation said.
“We look forward to working with them on tire solutions to help our bottom line.”