Goodyear expands Total Solution products to help truckers lower operating costs
Thursday, February 2, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES
AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is expanding its Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network, reliable services and fleet management tools to help trucking fleets lower their operating costs.
New offerings include the Goodyear Endurance LHD premium long-haul tire, a new service management tool, and more, according to Gary Medalis, marketing director.
Medalis listed highlights of Goodyear’s Total Solution during the 2017 Customer Conference, including:
Trusted products, including the new Goodyear Endurance LHD premium long-haul tire, which will launch later in 2017, and three new SmartWay-approved Kelly Armorsteel long-haul tires. Also on display at the conference were the Goodyear Fuel Max RSA, which offers long miles and toughness for regional fleets and the Goodyear Marathon long-haul line.
Goodyear’s nationwide network, which encompasses more than 2,300 tire and service locations from coast to coast, including authorized Goodyear commercial tire dealers and Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.
Reliable services, including the 24/7 Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program, which helps trucks that have been immobilized by road hazards return to service quickly. “The Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program, which enjoyed a record year in 2016, is powered by the Goodyear Smart Tech App,” said Medalis. “The Smart Tech App is helping our servicing dealers drive down roll-times to help trucks return to service more quickly.”
Fleet management tools, including a new service management tool built upon the Goodyear Smart Tech App “and will help our dealers manage their resources more effectively with a live dashboard that reports the location and status of their road service technicians,” Medalis noted. Goodyear will add Bluetooth capabilities to the tool, which will enable road service technicians to electronically check and record fleet tire data. Goodyear also unveiled a new OTR Proposal Developer to help dealers’ sales teams make it easier to sell Goodyear OTR tires. “And our enhanced Preferred Fleet Dashboard extends high-level service reporting to our dealers’ local customers — the same reporting that national accounts enjoy.
“Goodyear is the only tire company that offers the Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network, reliable services and fleet management tools — all designed to help fleets lower their operating costs,” Medalis concluded.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 21 countries around the world.