Commercial Business

Best Drive Added Four Outlets in the Second Half of 2018

Posted on January 2, 2019
Brittney Hodges, Oklahoma County Health Department, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Felecia Farha, 365*Worx, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Lisa Garza, Lamar, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Kevin Daugherty, Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires, territory sales manager; Les Sneed, BestDrive sales representative; Tracy Caine, BestDrive store operations manager, Oklahoma City; Billy Doyal, Shelter Insurance, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Al Laicer, BestDrive regional manager.
Brittney Hodges, Oklahoma County Health Department, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Felecia Farha, 365*Worx, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Lisa Garza, Lamar, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Kevin Daugherty, Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires, territory sales manager; Les Sneed, BestDrive sales representative; Tracy Caine, BestDrive store operations manager, Oklahoma City; Billy Doyal, Shelter Insurance, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Al Laicer, BestDrive regional manager.

BestDrive LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, opened four locations in the second half of 2018, including its first store in Oklahoma.

In addition to expanding into Oklahoma, BestDrive added outlets in Georgia, Texas and Idaho.

Continental Tire the Americas LLC established the BestDrive subsidiary in 2010. There are now 28 BestDrive commercial tire centers across the United States. Oklahoma marks the company’s 15th U.S. state.

On Nov. 6, 2018, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its location in Oklahoma City, a 25,000-square-foot service center. The location will provide new tires and services for customers in the greater Oklahoma City area, as well as supplying ContiTread retread tires produced in the Dallas retread plant.

“I’m excited to be on the ground floor of BestDrive coming to the Oklahoma City market,” said store operations manager Tracy Caine. “We pride ourselves on our product – Continental, General Tire, ContiTread products, and others – and most of all, our focus on customer service. We are here to help!”

The Longview Chamber of Commerce Reach Team joins BestDrive employees at the celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Store Operations Manager Frankie Hendrix cuts the ribbon.
The Longview Chamber of Commerce Reach Team joins BestDrive employees at the celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Store Operations Manager Frankie Hendrix cuts the ribbon.

The following day, on Nov. 7, the company inaugurated its location in Longview, Texas. The service center is located just five minutes from Texas I-20 and is centrally located on South Loop 281 to serve local East Texas fleets. It will provide new tires, services, and ContiTread retread tires produced in the Dallas retread plant.

In the second half of 2018, BestDrive also acquired a service center in Marietta, Ga., to support its Forest Park retread plant, and opened a sales office in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to support its retread plant in Salt Lake City.

“BestDrive offers best-in-class service to fleet customers large and small,” said Sonny Simpson, managing director of BestDrive. “With these additional locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, and Idaho, we are able to serve our customers more efficiently and ensure fleets across the country can experience LODC: Lowest Overall Driving Cost.”

More outlets are planned

BestDrive plans to inaugurate additional locations in Texas, California, and Arkansas in the near future, bringing the company’s presence to a total of 17 U.S. states by the end of first quarter 2019.

“BestDrive’s continued expansion allows us to better serve our long haul, regional haul, and on/off-road fleet customers,” said Steve Postel, Continental’s director of retail for the Americas region. “Continental is committed to giving fleets convenient access to the latest technology, from carefully engineered tires to matching retreads, as well as digital tire monitoring technology to help fleets reduce costs and extend the life of their tires.”

BestDrive commercial tire centers offer total fleet tire management with Continental, General Tire, and AmeriSteel brand products, as well as other supplemental tire brands. The dealerships equip fleets with new tires and ContiTread retread solutions as part of the ContiLifeCycle program, designed to lower costs and prolong the life of a Continental tire.

In addition to new and retread tires, BestDrive can help fleets select and implement innovative technology such as ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), ContiConnect remote digital tire monitoring, and Continental’s VDO Roadlog for ELD (electronic logging device) Mandate compliance. These solutions will help businesses reduce tire-related breakdowns, eliminate manual tire pressure checks, improve fuel efficiency, and extend the life of tires and casings.

Services available at all BestDrive outlets include commercial tire mounting, dismounting, and balancing, 24-hour service, wheel refinishing, new and used wheels, air-up programs, commercial truck alignments and fleet checks. The stores also offer passenger and light truck tires, but BestDrive outlets are focused primarily on commercial truck service and OTR tire sales.

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