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June 11, 2020 11:45 AM, EDT

BFGoodrich Unveils Tires Designed for LTL, Last-Mile Use

BFGoodrich Route Control S and DBFGoodrich Route Control S (left) and Route Control D tires. (BFGoodrich)

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BFGoodrich introduced two tires designed for less-than-truckload and last-mile delivery applications in the package and delivery, food and beverage, and other same-day and next-day segments.

The Route Control S is a steer/all-position tire which replaces the BFGoodrich ST 230. The tire is engineered to provide long tread life and even-wear performance.

Specifically, the company said the tire is designed to prevent irregular wear across the tread, and zigzag, flow-through grooves provide water evacuation and grip.

The Route Control D is a drive-tire product that offers improved traction and long-wearing tread necessary in regional applications. The tire has an open-shoulder, directional tread pattern to deliver maximum all-weather traction.

As an added benefit, the company is offering a six-month road test guarantee, or before 50% of its usable tread life. It also is offering a five-year/two-retread manufacturer’s limited casing guarantee. The Greenville, S.C.-based company introduced the tire line to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The company was founded in 1870 by Benjamin Franklin Goodrich.

“BFGoodrich was responsible for the first U.S.-built pneumatic tire and selected by Henry Ford as original equipment for the Model A. Now, 150 years later, we continue the legacy with this winning regional market offer,” Marketing Vice President Adam Murphy said. — Transport Topics

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