Business, Equipment

Bridgestone to Add 380 Jobs as Part of Plant Expansion

Bridgestone Tennessee Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas is adding 380 new manufacturing jobs as part of an expansion of its tire plant in Morrison, Tenn., the tiremaker announced Aug. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone, Microsoft Collaborate on Tire Analytics

Bridgestone exhibit John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Bridgestone Corp. is renewing its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate advanced tire analytics integration, the company announced Aug. 4.

August 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bridgestone, Pilot Partner on Fleet Tire Intelligence Program

Bridgestone-Pilot combo image The initial trial phase is scheduled to begin this summer with a rollout of the tire monitoring technology at 200 Pilot and Flying J locations. (Bridgestone Americas)

Bridgestone Americas and Pilot Co. announced select travel center locations will offer Bridgestone Fleet Care mobility solutions to provide actionable fleet tire intelligence.

July 25, 2022
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Increases Prices for Bandag Products in US, Canada

tire The Bandag B713 FuelTech footprint. (Bridgestone Americas Inc.)

Bridgestone will increase prices up to 15% on tread, cushion and some ancillary items from its subsidiary Bandag Inc., the tire company announced July 1.

July 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone Introduces New Tire Tread With Improved Wear Life

Bridgestone The Bandag B713 FuelTech footprint. (Bridgestone Americas Inc.)

Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of a new drive tire tread that is engineered to increase retread value for fleets.

May 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Bridgestone, Einride Partner on Sustainable Mobility Solutions

Bridgestone Einride truck As part of the arrangement, Bridgestone will become an official U.S. launch partner for Stockholm-based Einride and be its exclusive tire supplier for the U.S. market. (Bridgestone Americas)

Tire company Bridgestone and Einride, which develops electric and autonomous freight mobility solutions, formed a partnership designed to create sustainable mobility solutions for electrified and autonomous Class 8 trucks.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2021
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Breaks Ground on Expansion of Kentucky Air Springs Plant

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was on hand for the announcement of the expansion. (Bridgestone Americas)

Bridgestone Americas broke ground on a $51 million expansion to its air springs production facility in Williamsburg, Ky., the company said recently. 

August 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Einride Readies US Test for Automated Podlike Truck

Einride next-generation podlike truck Einride is planning a U.S. test of its podlike autonomous trucks with Bridgestone. Einride's truck lacks a cab, windows and mirrors, meaning it weighs less than a comparative electric truck and has more room for cargo. (Einride)

Einride plans to expand its range of podlike self-driving trucks and launch a pilot program in the U.S. with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 9, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics

TireHub Relocates Two Texas Facilities

TireHub relocated two Texas logistics centers to provide expanded services and greater inventory, the company announced April 15.

April 17, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Bridgestone Set to Restart North American Tire Plant Operations

Bridgestone plant in South Carolina A look inside a Bridgestone manufacturing plant in Aiken, S.C. (Bridgestone Tire via YouTube)

Bridgestone Americas announced plans to restart its North American commercial tire plants as well as its North American Firestone industrial products and Firestone building products manufacturing facilities April 13.

April 8, 2020