MONTREAL, Que. — The Uniroyal truck tire brand made its debut at ExpoCam this morning.
The new tire line features six designs in two sizes. Two of the tires – the Uniroyal RS20 and LS24 – are SmartWay-verified.
The Uniroyal truck tire line was first introduced in Mexico last year and is in limited release in Canada. A future launch is planned for the US.
“For over 120 years, Uniroyal has provided affordable and dependable passenger and light truck tires,” said Harold Phillips, COO for Michelin North America (Canada). “We are excited to bring that same value to the trucking industry. Commercial truck operators can trust Uniroyal to work as hard as they do. It’s an affordable solution that will keep them rolling with minimal downtime.”
Phillips said the tires are made using DuraShield construction, providing durability and retreadability. DuraShield features pyramidal steel belts, insulating belt edge strips and a heavy gauge inner liner. The company promises at least one retread on Uniroyal tires in line-haul and regional applications, and they’re backed by a four-year warranty.
“There’s a great opportunity in this market, particularly for owner/operators who want a value proposition of a reliable, high quality product at an affordable price,” Phillips said during a press conference at ExpoCam.
The full line consists of the following six tires in two sizes – 11R22.5 and 11R24.5:
Uniroyal LS24 – SmartWay verified long haul steer/all-position tire
Uniroyal LT40 – Long haul and regional trailer tire
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