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Goodyear will supply Con-way Truckload

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been selected by Con-way Truckload, the North American full-truckload transportation subsidiary of Con-way Inc., as its principal supplier of wide-base truck tires.

Con-way Truckload is a full-truckload motor carrier that operates a fleet of 2,700 tractors and 8,000 trailers. Con-way Truckload reports that it has converted its tractors and more than 90% of its trailer fleet to wide-base tires.

Con-way Truckload selected Goodyear’s recently introduced G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer wide-base tires, both of which contain Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology. Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5 in Load Range L, and are EPA SmartWay-verified, joining Goodyear’s complete line of long-haul and regional SmartWay-approved products.

“Goodyear provided a responsive, best overall cost solution, addressing both quality and durability,” said Randy Cornell, Con-way Truckload’s vice president of maintenance. “We’re pleased to be able to expand a business relationship that the Con-way organization and Goodyear have enjoyed for more than 10 years.”

Goodyear’s products also complement Con-way’s sustainability program and active role as a SmartWay Transport partner. Both Con-Way Truckload and Con-way Freight are recipients of the SmartWay Excellence Award, which recognizes trucking companies for the highest achievement in improving fuel economy and lowering carbon emissions.

“With Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology, which has built-in self-sealing capability, customers such as Con-way Truckload can run wide-base tires with confidence, while reaping the other benefits that are associated with use of wide-base tires in the long-haul truckload market, such as increased weight savings and improved fuel economy,” said Frank Payne, general manager, fleet solutions, Goodyear.

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