Bridgestone Renews US Service Centre Deal
The North American truck drivers’ rest and service centre chain TravelCenters of America has extended its truck tyre supply agreement with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire for a further seven years. At present more than 230 “TravelCenters of America” and “Petro: Lube” branded truck repair locations operate throughout the US and Canada. The tyremaker will continue to be the exclusive premium tyre supplier to all company owned outlets, as well as to the company’s fleet of 400 “RoadSquad” service vehicles, through to December 31, 2014.
“We are thrilled to announce such an unprecedented partnership among Bridgestone Firestone, TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers,” said Singh Ahluwalia, president, truck and bus tires, BFNT. “The truck maintenance and repair shops of both brands are vital to our customer service and growth strategy. TheTravelCenters of America and Petro:Lube truckstop network helps us fulfil our promise to our national fleet and owner-operator customers by being more accessible than any other truck tyre brand. This exclusive agreement with TA is a real triumph.”
“Our companies have made commitments to serve our mutual customers while helping each other grow,” added Art Campagnoni, vice president, truck and bus tyre sales, BFNT. “Fleets can be sure that Bridgestone tyres will be offered at more truck stop locations than any other brand. With the help of TravelCenters of America and Petro:Lube, we can service our customers quickly and efficiently – so they can stay on the road hauling America’s freight.”