Goodyear

Business, Equipment, TCA

Robert Mercer, Former Goodyear CEO, Dies at 96

Goodyear CEO and Chairman Robert Mercer sits behind his desk at Goodyear Headquarters in November 1987. Goodyear CEO and Chairman Robert Mercer sits behind his desk at Goodyear Headquarters in November 1987. (Akron Beacon Journal)

Robert E. Mercer, a former chairman and CEO of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., died Aug. 28 at the age of 96.

Robin Goist | The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
September 1, 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, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Goodyear Offers ‘Zero Contact’ Customer Service, Announces Convoy Collaboration

Goodyear A Goodyear location. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

People who go to a Goodyear Auto Service store for such things as an oil change or new tires have a new “zero contact” option that limits face-to-face interactions during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Jim Mackinnon | Akron Beacon Journal
April 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Goodyear Introduces New Truck Tire Management System

Goodyear Tire Optix Goodyear TireOptix by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced Feb. 3 a new tire management system for commercial fleets that combines tire monitoring and service capabilities, as well as new tire sizes.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Goodyear Launches VC Fund Focused on Mobility

Two Goodyear blimps Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a new venture capital fund, Goodyear Ventures, with $100 million targeted for new investments in future mobility solutions over the next 10 years.

January 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Purchases Raben Tire to Expand in Midwest

Goodyear A Goodyear Endurance LHD drive tire. (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced it is expanding its company-owned presence in the Midwest by purchasing Raben Tire Co., based in Evansville, Ind., from affiliates of Palladium Equity Partners, a private equity firm.

December 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Digital System Shows 15% of Truck Tires Need Service

Johnny McIntosh Johnny McIntosh introduces Goodyear's Tire Optix system at an event in 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said during a customer event here that internal data has found that 15% to 18% of truck tires are either underinflated or have other safety-related issues.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Researches Soybean Oil as Component of Truck Tires

Hands holding soybeans Soybeans produce oil that is being used in tires. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Within the next few years, the truck tire you buy may be manufactured in part with soybean oil instead of petroleum. At its annual Customer Care Conference, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. showed off some of the research that is taking place with alternative methods of tire manufacturing.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Says Range of New Steer Tire Endurance LHS Is Up 25% Over Previous Model

The actual Goodyear Endurance LHS that ran 212,490 miles (left) is shown with a new Endurance LHS. The actual Goodyear Endurance LHS that ran 212,490 miles (left) is shown with a new Endurance LHS. (Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said its recently introduced steer tire addresses concerns fleets expressed with an earlier model designed for the same application.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 30, 2019
Government, Business

Goodyear Gives Venezuelan Workers Severance Pay, 10 Tires as It Shutters Plant

Goodyear Venezuela Employees at the Goodyear plant. (Wil Riera/Bloomberg News)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting its Venezuela operations and laying off its local workforce, union officials said Dec. 10, the latest foreign corporation to close shop in the crisis-torn country.

December 10, 2018

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