Goodyear launches fleetHQ ‘Tire Answer Man’ blog

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Updated Sep 27, 2011

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co/ has launched the fleetHQ “Ask The Tire Answer Man” blog at http://blog.fleethq.com/, giving fleets and owner-operators an opportunity to interact with Tim Miller, Goodyear’s “Tire Answer Man.” A 30-plus year commercial tire veteran, Miller also serves as marketing communications manager for Goodyear’s commercial tire business.

“Having spent his career working with original equipment truck manufacturers, fleets and owner-operators in a variety of capacities from engineering to national account sales, Tim will draw upon his vast knowledge of the tire and trucking industries to discuss issues that are important to transportation professionals,” ” says Bruce Woodruff, director of business solutions marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

The fleetHQ “Ask the Tire Answer Man” blog boasts a variety of additional features, including:
• Regularly updated blog entries that cover a wide range of truck and truck tire-related topics, such as wide-base tires, the importance of selecting the right on-highway service provider, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program and others;
• A calendar that lists “The Tire Answer Man’s” live trade show appearances;
• A feature that lets readers submit questions to “The Tire Answer Man;”
• An interactive poll;
• Trucking industry headlines, plus links to trucking magazine trade journal Websites, and more.

“Along with products and services, information is a pillar of Goodyear’s fleetHQ program,” says Woodruff. “Through this blog, we want to provide useful information that will help fleet owners and truck drivers make better business decisions.”

Goodyear’s fleetHQ program offers a variety of tools and benefits, including the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, which dispatches service technicians to downed trucks; TV Track, an online management tool that helps fleets monitor their tires’ conditions and performance, among other functions; Gold Medallion retreaded tires; the fleetHQ Truck Stop Network, which encompasses more than 300 locations; and more.

“fleetHQ provides an array of premium benefits designed to help fleets and owner-operators reduce their costs,” says Woodruff. “These benefits go beyond tires and extend to services and information that make it easier for transportation professionals to do business.”