Cooper Is OE Tire on Blue Bird School Buses

Oct. 1, 2018

The Cooper brand of truck and bus radial tires launched earlier this year by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has earned an original equipment fitment on Blue Bird school buses. “We are very pleased to be selected by Blue Bird as original equipment on their high quality school buses that transport children to and from school every day across North America," says Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s truck and bus tire susiness. "Both Cooper and Blue Bird have a long history of producing exceptional products, and we are thrilled to be working together through this new partnership."

The new Cooper brand of TBR tires includes the Work Series, specifically developed for buses, as well as regional-haul, pick-up and delivery applications. The tires offer a wide footprint to maximize traction. The tire balances fuel efficiency and tread life with scrub-resistant properties, and offers a full-width, four-steel belt package to provide the casing integrity needed to handle multiple retreads.

“We are looking forward to offering Cooper tires as standard on all of our buses,” said Mark Terry, chief commercial officer at Blue Bird Corp. “Cooper has created a product that meets our need for safety in the transportation of students every day. Plus, it has a great, seven-year warranty with up to two retreads, making it a cost efficient solution for our customers.”

Cooper Work Series TBR tires will be installed on all Blue Bird buses, which are manufactured at the company’s production plant in Fort Valley, Ga.

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