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Goodyear Provides "Sneak Preview" Of New Waste Haul Tire At Waste Expo

Endurance WHA Is Part Of Goodyear's Total Solution For Waste Haul Fleets

AKRON, Ohio, June 3, 2015 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched its longest-wearing waste haul tire that it believes will become the "go-to" tire for waste haul fleets across North America.

"Goodyear wants to help waste haul fleets lower their operating costs, and the new Endurance WHA will do just that by offering more miles to removal and other important benefits," says Andrea Russell, brand manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

In support of its drive to help waste haul fleets reduce their costs, Goodyear unveiled its Endurance WHA tire yesterday at Waste Expo, which is taking place this week at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Convention Center. (Goodyear is displaying the tire at Waste Expo booth #4501.)

"Our goal is to provide the Total Solution for waste haul fleets, including premium new tires and retreads, world-class service and support, and smart business tools to help fleets become more profitable," said Russell.

"Waste Expo was the ideal venue for the introduction of the all-new Goodyear Endurance WHA, which will offer more miles to removal than any previous Goodyear waste haul tire, plus other cost-reducing benefits that waste haul fleets have come to expect from Goodyear."

The combination of a new, scrub-resistant compound and a deep, 24/32-inch tread depth will help the Goodyear Endurance WHA deliver more miles to removal.

Optional with the Goodyear Endurance WHA is Goodyear's DuraSeal Technology, which is built into the tire during the manufacturing process and instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to ¼-inch in diameter in the repairable area of a truck tire's tread.

"Goodyear is the only tire company that offers a built-in tire sealant, which is of tremendous benefit to waste haul trucks that roll across debris-strewn surfaces at dumps and waste transfer stations," said Russell. "Goodyear DuraSeal Technology helps preserve valuable truck uptime and is another component of Goodyear's Total Solution for waste haul."

Available during the fourth quarter of 2015 in size 315/80R22.5, Load Range L, the Goodyear Endurance WHA also features:

  • New sidewall protector shingles to help resist sidewall scuffing in high-scrub applications, which will help enhance casing life
  • A steel belt and casing package for enhanced toughness, endurance and retreadability
  • An optimized shoulder design to help direct pressure away from the tire's outer tread, which promotes uniform tread wear
  • Four wide circumferential grooves for all-season traction on wet, snow-covered and dry roads in stop/start waste haul truck applications
  • A wide footprint to enhance cornering and handling when used on local streets

"We also realize that waste haul fleets are heavy users of retreads that optimize their tire investment," said Russell. "This is why we also will launch a matching Endurance WHA retread."

Waste haul tires like the Goodyear Endurance WHA, including those that contain Goodyear DuraSeal Technology, can be retreaded at Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network locations.

"Our Goodyear Network has the experience and expertise to help waste haul fleets get the most out of their tire casings, which fleet managers have told us is ultra-important to their operations," added Russell.

"We look forward to sharing more information about how the new Goodyear Endurance WHA can help waste haul fleets reduce their operating costs. We truly believe that this product will provide unmatched performance for waste haul fleets."

About Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offers The Total Package Solution of industry-leading tires, services and profitability tools to help commercial trucking fleets lower their total cost of ownership. To learn more, visit www.goodyeartrucktires.com.