Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Launches M749 Drive Radial For Long-Haul And Regional Service Auto HaulersNew tire is market first for Bridgestone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Today, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced the launch of the Bridgestone M749 Drive Radial Tire. This is the first tire Bridgestone has designed specifically for long- and regional-haul auto-haul transportation vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian market.

“The M749 comes in a new size unique to the Bridgestone lineup – 295/60R22.5,” says Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “This new product is built to withstand the carrying capacity demands of the auto-haul segment while also maintaining the maximum sustained speed necessary when traveling long stretches of highway.”

Additional features of the Bridgestone M749 include:

  • Patented WavedBelt™ design to minimize belt stress at the edges and  preserve casing durability and reduce casing growth
  • Tie bars to control movement of the shoulder tread block for low rolling resistance and long, even wear
  • Multiple cross-rib sipes to improve traction by slicing through water for a solid grip on wet roads
  • Flexible Groove Fence partitions in the tire groove to dampen noise production.

The Bridgestone M749 is available today in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit

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 retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. Bandag retreaded tires are sold 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.