Wabash National Selects Goodyear for Its Trailer Lines

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced that it has signed a one-year agreement to be the preferred tire supplier for Wabash National Corporation semi trailers.

The agreement includes using Goodyear Unisteel G316 LHT trailer tires featuring Fuel Max Technology on Wabash National's DuraPlate dry van trailer, which recently received certification in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Goodyear's Fuel Max linehaul tires also have been approved for use on SmartWay tractors and trailers. SmartWay is a voluntary partnership between the freight industry and the EPA to increase energy efficiency and emissions reductions.

Mark Totten, general manager for Goodyear original-equipment commercial tires, said, "We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by Wabash National to supply tires for its lines of trailers. Together, Wabash National and Goodyear will provide fleet customers with fuel saving technologies that enhance the performance of their trailers.”

The G316 LHT tire uses a cool-running, triple-compound construction that reduces energy generated within the tread. The casing features an all-steel four-belt package, ensuring a solid foundation for multiple retreads, he said.

A solid shoulder rib and innovative pressure distribution groove -- borrowed from the G395 LHS steer tire -- help resist shoulder wear. Two circumferential grooves and lateral grooves provide all-season performance. The G316 LHT tire and matching retreads sport 12/32-inch deep tread for more miles to removal.

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