NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2013) – Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced today that Bridgestone and Firestone commercial truck tires will retail at Love’s Travel Stops. Tires will be sold at the 175 locations with tire care service throughout the U.S. The addition of Love’s to Bridgestone Commercial Solutions’ truckstop network expands an already extensive on-highway presence for fleets in the industry.
“Our fleet customers want easy accessibility to trusted Bridgestone and Firestone products throughout the U.S. highway system. The addition of Love’s Travel Stops to Bridgestone’s truckstop network is a direct result of numerous customer requests,” said Kurt Danielson, President, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Expanding our coverage makes it easier for our customers to do business with us. Our new relationship with Love’s allows us to offer our tires where customers need and want them, providing more options to find our products over the road.”
Bridgestone and Firestone commercial tire products will be available at Love’s beginning in July. Love’s offers 24 hour availability and roadside assistance for their tire care customers.
“Love’s Truck Tire Care is an integral service that we offer thousands of customers each day,” said Tom Love, Chairman and CEO, Love’s Travel Stops. “We are committed to taking care of our customers by providing quality products and services. So, adding Bridgestone and Firestone tire products to our tire care selection is a natural fit.”
About Bridgestone Commercial Solutions:
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, provides tires and services for trucking, construction, mining, aggregates and industrial operations across the Americas. The division manufactures markets and sells medium and heavy duty truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in the United States and in Canada through Bridgestone Canada Inc. Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across the U.S. and Canada. Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Mining offers products and services to the mining industry. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise through approximately 1,600 point of sale locations in North America. This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.
About Love's Travel Stops
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With more than 300 locations and 175 truck tire care centers in 39 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 locations per year. Love’s is currently ranked No. 9 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.