Goodyear to supply YRC Regional Transportation trucks

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced it has been awarded a supply arrangement by YRC Worldwide Inc. to provide commercial tires to some of its operating companies within YRC Regional Transportation. Under the arrangement, Goodyear will supply replacement and retread truck tires and tire services in North America for several of YRC Regional Transportation’s operating companies through 2008.

“Our long-term relationship with Yellow Roadway and our ability to offer a comprehensive service package of original equipment, replacement and retreaded tires, as well as value-added services, are key to this new agreement,” says Steve McClellan, vice president of commercial tire systems for Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear. “We’re obviously excited to be working with YRC Regional Transportation companies.”

YRC Regional Transportation, also based in Akron, delivers nationwide service in the next-day, second-day and time-sensitive markets, which are among the fastest-growing transportation segments. YRC Regional Transportation is a division of YRC Worldwide, formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corp., and was created in May 2005 when the company acquired USF Corp. The USF operating companies handled nearly 20 million shipments last year in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“We believe that by using our national network of commercial tire centers, YRC Regional Transportation will improve its efficiency in maintaining its fleet,” McClellan says. “Our collection of fleet management tools puts YRC Regional Transportation in complete control.”