Oliver touts the advantages of its new Vantage tread

Nov. 28, 2006

Oliver Rubber Co., a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., has unveiled a new premium tread, the Vantage Drive.

The tread contains Oliver's proprietary Black Armor compound and the company's VDiplus visual depth indicator. It is designed "to perform best in long-haul applications, but also performs exceptionally well in regional applications," according to Oliver officials.

The Vantage Drive is available in 205mm (8), 210mm (8.5N), 220mm (9) and 230mm (9.5) sizes with a deep 26/32-inch tread depth.

"It fits most tire sizes used on over-the-road vehicles, including

19.5- through 24.5-inch sizes."