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Bridgestone Adds Ecopia Steer Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the launch of its Bridgestone R284 Ecopia steer tire, which is designed for improved fuel economy, enhanced treadwear and is SmartWay-certified for low rolling resistance.

April 12, 2019
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Introduces Bandag BRSS All-Position Retread Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced its new Bandag BRSS all-position retread designed for fleets that work in on- and off-road environments.

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December 10, 2018
Business

Dickinson Acquires Truck PM Plus From Bridgestone

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Dickinson Fleet Services acquired Truck PM Plus from Bridgestone Americas, adding service locations in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas that provide truck and trailer maintenance, including mobile services.

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August 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone Launches New Drive Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the expansion of its Firestone commercial truck tire portfolio with the launch of the Firestone FD711 drive tire.

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August 17, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Bosselman Adds Bandag Retreads

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced it has partnered with Bandag, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Inc., to provide Bandag retreads at all Boss Truck Shops locations.

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July 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Taps Damien Harmon to Lead GCR Tires & Service

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. appointed Damien Harmon president of subsidiary GCR Tires & Service, effective Nov. 1. Harmon is chief operating officer of Bridgestone Retail Operations.

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October 16, 2017
Business

Bridgestone HosePower Announces Acquisition of Seattle-Based Hydraulic Hose Co.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Bridgestone HosePower said on July 10 it’s expanding its hose business in the U.S. Pacific Northwest by acquiring Fittings Inc., a Seattle-based hydraulic and industrial hose sales and service company.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
July 10, 2017
Business, Equipment

Firestone Launches New Severe-Duty Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced the launch of Firestone FS818 wide-base radial truck tires for on- and-off-highway applications.

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June 22, 2017
Business, Equipment

How Bridgestone's CEO Learned When to Walk Away From a Deal

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Late last year, Bridgestone Corp. CEO Masaaki Tsuya did something rare in Japanese business circles. He walked away from an escalating bidding war with Carl Icahn for the U.S. auto parts chain Pep Boys. Tsuya’s philosophical approach to deal-making comes from an unpleasant experience.

Jie Ma and Yuki Hagawara | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2016
Business, Equipment

FedEx, Bridgestone Settle 2014 Fatal Wyoming Crash Lawsuits

CHEYENNE, Wyoming  — Federal lawsuits filed last year against Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. in connection with a triple-fatal collision that happened here on Interstate 80 have settled out of court.

Sarah Zoellick | Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
June 13, 2016

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