BFNT to roll out three Bridgestone truck tires

April 25, 2006

Three new medium truck tires are on the way from Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT).

All of them are Bridgestone brand tires. They are:

* the R250ED, which will be available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11E24.5, Load Range H. The tire will compete with the Michelin XZE.

* the S198, which will be called the M860 when it goes into full production.

* the L320, which replaces the Bridgestone L317. "Our challenge was to improve highway mileage without giving up any traction," say BFNT officials.

The tires were unveiled during BFNT's BizCon meeting this past weekend.