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    Bridgestone unveils drive tire

    August 7, 2018 3:39PM by

    Bridgestone Americas has unveiled the Firestone FD711 drive tire to support high-scrub and high-traction applications. The latest offering delivers a solid grip, long wear, and enhanced retreading capabilities, the company says. It’s recommended for applications including long- and regional-haul service, pickup

  • Harmon to assume role as president of GCR tires and service for Bridgestone

    October 11, 2017 12:16PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Effective Nov. 1, Damien Harmon will take over the role of president of GCR tires and service for Bridgestone Americas. Succeeding John Vasuta, who was named senior vice-president of global sales for Firestone Building Products, Harmon vacates

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    Bridgestone to design SuperTruck tires with 30% less rolling resistance

    December 2, 2016 8:14AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone has announced its involvement in the SuperTruck II program, funded by the US Department of Energy. The company will produce steer, drive and trailer tires as part of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II project and will match

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    Bridgestone releases two new Bandag retreads

    June 13, 2016 3:42PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rounding out its trio of tire patterns designed to balance performance and affordability, Bridgestone Americas announced two new Bandag retreads June 13 – the DR 5.3 and DR 4.3. “Bandag leads the market with high quality retreads

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    Bridgestone brings R283A tire to Canada

    April 16, 2016 8:17AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Bridgestone used Truck World to launch its new R283A steer tire to the Canadian market. The company says the Ecopia tire produces 3% less rolling resistance than the R283 tire it replaces and will offer 21% longer

  • GCR Tires & Service names new marketing executive

    March 29, 2016 6:04AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has named Jon Kimpel its new executive director of marketing for its GCR Tires & Service division. GCR operates a network of more than 200 tire and service companies in the US and Eastern Canada.

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    Bridgestone releases new steer tire

    February 18, 2016 2:01PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas introduced its new R283A Ecopia steer tire Feb. 16, which the company says is engineered to deliver best-in-class performance for commercial trucking fleets for long- and regional-haul service. “Bridgestone engineered the R283A Ecopia steer tire

  • Bridgestone looks to tread globally with its Bandag brand

    December 16, 2015 3:36PM by Truck West

    Brings in new director of operations to lead the way

  • Bridgestone’s truck tire plant turns 25

    May 25, 2015 9:20AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of its truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn. The company began producing truck and bus tires there in May 1990 and now employs 1,000 people there, producing about 9,000

  • Bridgestone Commercial names new v.p.

    February 2, 2015 11:45AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Commercial has named Marshall Hyzdu its new vice-president, commercial tire division. He will head marketing efforts for OTR and commercial truck and bus tire products, including Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag and Dayton brands. “We are fortunate to

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    Bridgestone offers new Firestone steer tire, Bandag retread

    August 25, 2014 6:59AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced a new Firestone steer tire and Bandag retread. The Firestone FS561 is suitable for on-highway use in high-scrub environments. It’s an all-position radial recommended for regional and P&D applications. “The new FS561

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    Bridgestone rebrands service network

    July 16, 2014 7:43AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is rebranding its service network and standardizing the service experience across all the tire brands that fall under its umbrella. The company announced its rebranded GCR Tires and Service division yesterday. “GCR is