Goodyear tires become standard on Volvo trucks

AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 21, 2003) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber has signed a new long-tem deal with Volvo Trucks to make its commercial truck tires the standard equipment used on all Volvo trucks produced for North America over the next three years.

“We are pleased to have a supplier partner like Goodyear who shares our dedication to meeting customer needs for quality, safety, reliability, fuel efficiency and overall cost of ownership, ” Scott Kress, senior vice-president of sales for Volvo Trucks North America, said in a statement.

Goodyear will supply Volvo with the new-generation G395 LHS, as well as the complete Goodyear commercial portfolio of line-haul, regional and vocational products. The tires are produced at Goodyear’s manufacturing facilities in Danville, Va., and Topeka, Kan.

In addition, Goodyear also has renewed its current standard agreement with Volvo subsidiary Mack Trucks to run concurrent with the Volvo pact. Both agreements extend through October 2006.

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