The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today 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, also based in Akron.
Under the arrangement, Goodyear will supply replacement and retread truck tires and tire services in North America for several of the operating companies through 2008. YRC Worldwide was formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation.
Steve McClellan, Goodyear vice president of commercial tire systems, said, "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. We're obviously excited to be working with YRC Regional Transportation companies."
YRC Regional Transportation 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 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. Our collection of fleet management tools puts YRC Regional Transportation in complete control," McClellan said.