Goodyear, Tredit Extend Trailer Tires Agreement
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Tredit Tire & Wheel Co. Inc. have signed a one-year contract extension for the supply of Goodyear trailer tires to original equipment trailer manufacturers. According to a press release, the agreement is an extension of the supply contract originally signed in 2005 by the two companies.
Goodyear will continue to supply its Marathon ST tires, which range in size from 13-inch to 16-inch rim diameters. As a versatile, long-running tire, Goodyear Marathon tires are used on light- and medium-duty trailers, which include RV, cargo, horse, and boat trailers.
Most trailer tires are delivered to original OEMs as part of a tire-and-wheel assembly, relieving the trailer manufacturers of the burden of ordering tires, rims and valves, maintaining inventories, mounting and inflating. Tredit performs these functions and delivers completed assemblies on a just-in-time basis. Goodyear sells replacement tires for trailers through its nationwide retailer network.
Goodyear employs about 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. For more information visit www.goodyear.com.
Tredit, based in Elkhart, Ind., supplies tires and wheels for recreational vehicles, cargo, utility, boat, horse and livestock trailers. For more information visit www.tredittire.com.