TravelCenters of America LLC has formed TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network, creating the largest independent commercial tire dealer in the U.S.
Barry Richards, executive vice president of TravelCenters of America, says TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network will feature Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Cooper Tire, Yokohama and Continental brand tires. “Our largest partner, Goodyear, will feature a full line of Goodyear, Marathon, and Kelly tires available across the United States.”
Richards says the company plans to introduce Pirelli brand commercial tires to the U.S. soon, beginning in the eastern United States and Texas.
In addition, the Goodyear retread program will provide national brand consistency, according to Richards. He says select locations across the United States will offer local brand retreads.
TA has been in the truck stop tire business for over 40 years. The company says the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network will allow it to meet increased customer demand for flexible, efficient sourcing of commercial tires.
Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters, said the company has “significantly expanded” the ways in which it may sell tires and the tires that it may sell. “In addition to our traditional retail and national account offering, we have already added tire brands, including Cooper Tire Roadmaster, Goodyear Marathon and Kelly, and expect to add others soon, including BF Goodrich, Pirelli and Formula by Pirelli. We have also expanded the array of tire brands available through both our RoadSquad emergency roadside service and our growing OnSite mobile maintenance service.
"Many of the tires in our lineup will now also be available for pick-up by customers, delivery at customer locations and through direct sales. We believe that the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network is the largest independent commercial tire dealer in the United States, and that we have assembled a leadership and dedicated sales team to bring the combination of wide product choice, flexible delivery/install capability, and competitive pricing to our customers that may be unparalleled in the commercial tire business.”
The TA Truck Service network includes 243 truck service facilities, 1,079 repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians, more than 1,600 RoadSquad Connect emergency roadside assistance vehicles and a growing fleet of OnSite mobile maintenance vehicles.