DALLAS — One20 Inc., a collective sourcing community of professional truck drivers, is adding tires to the package of goods and services available to its members.
The new program, ONE20 Tire, will leverage supply from more than 200 wholesale warehouses in addition to 75,000 service centers across the country, the Minneapolis-based company announced at the recent Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
ONE20 Tire is expected to offer members "considerable" savings on tire purchases through direct warehouse-to-consumer sourcing. From purchase to delivery, installation will take four days or less, One20 said, and save drivers valuable time while on the road.
"We explored partnerships with industry leaders, but no one could develop the type of program we were looking for with enough savings for the end consumer," said Jake Dettmer, senior vice president of advertising and affiliate programs at One20.
"Instead, we decided to approach the commercial tire space differently. We've had the unique opportunity to work closely with some very talented industry veterans, who have helped us navigate the commercial tire industry in order to develop a program fit for our standards."
ONE20 Tire will strive to offer every commercial tire size and brand available on the market, as well as a customer service guarantee that includes returnability on defective or damaged tires. Members can search and buy online.
ONE20 Tire will be an e-commerce store and ONE20 Members will save an additional 5 percent off the advertised prices.
"Tires aren't something you normally think of purchasing online," Mr. Dettmer said, noting that his company's research shows that 83 percent of drivers would buy online if they could save money and if the process was simple.
"The program we've created will not only provide drivers with significant savings," he said, "it will enable easier and more streamlined purchases with direct shipments to the driver's desired service center."
Customers of ONE20 Tire also will have access to ONE20's suite of tools and services, providing added benefits not available through any other commercial tire provider.
Membership benefits include:
- Free roadside assistance powered by RoadsideMASTERS.com
- Free truck-safe navigation
- Free access to exclusive deals and discounts for savings on the road
- Free Type 2 Diabetes medication for a year and other discounts on prescription medications through Blink Health
- Low-cost electronic logging device (ELD) solution, ONE20 F-ELD, with zero monthly service fees.
One20 is pursuing sponsorship opportunities for ONE20Tire.