Goodyear Truck Tires — The Leading Tires World Over  

June 26, 2005

By: David Parker

Goodyear Truck Tires — The Leading Tires World Over

Undoubtedly, Goodyear truck tires are amongst the most popular and highly reliable tires for trucks in the world. May it be, Goodyear’s Unisteel G287 MSA featuring high-mileage tread compounds, an improved belt package and a computer-generated tread design or the new-generation G395 LHS that wears evenly and consistently, so that it delivers more miles to removal and a lower cost per mile than any other Goodyear tire.

According to recent announcement, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has signed an agreement to make its commercial truck tires the standard equipment used on all Volvo trucks produced for North America over the next three years. Truck tires for Volvo and other vehicles are produced at Goodyear's manufacturing facilities in Danville, Va., and Topeka, Kan. Goodyear truck tire is the first choice for all truck users whether they are commercial or non-commercial. Today, Goodyear's sales measure in excess of $15 billion, although it took 53 years before the company reached the first billion-dollar-year milestone. The company has about 85,000 associates worldwide. (Source:

Important Features Of Goodyear's Tires For Trucks

There are many interesting features, which make Goodyear's truck tires unique. These tires are available with the company's new proprietary DuraSeal technology that involves a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire enabling consistently and instantly seal punctures up to 1/4-in. in the tread area. The truck tire G395 LHS, perhaps the most extensively tested steer tire in Goodyear's history; footprint designed with an evolving tread pattern. This steer tire has shown excellent performance in applications ranging from pure line-haul service for large trucks and to a mixture of line-haul and regional service.

Lateral walls and grooves work to prevent irregular wear during the first half of the tire's life, and when the tread wears down, angled grooves are exposed. These grooves enhance traction and handling for outstanding performance throughout the entire life of the tire. Evaluations have covered all of North America, from the challenges of winter driving in Canada to the high-temperature application in the desert Southwest. In the experimental and controlled conditions, the results are quite promising and show the G395 LHS to be a leader in real-world performance.

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