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Yokohama Tire Corporation to Launch Two New Commercial Tires at Mid-America Trucking Show, March 21-23

The TY517™ and RY407™ ultra wide base drive and trailer tires will be on display in booth 14124

February 15, 2013

FULLERTON, CA (Jan. 28, 2013) – Yokohama Tire Corporation is launching two new commercial tires at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS): the TY517™ ultra wide base drive tire and the RY407™ ultra wide base trailer tire. Both will be showcased in Yokohama’s booth (14124) at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 21-23.

“The two new tires highlight our latest technology in casing design, tread design and rubber compounding,” said Rick Phillips, Yokohama’s director of commercial sales.

Phillips said the TY517, which is a SmartWay-verifed tire, “delivers outstanding traction, long, even wear, extraordinary durability and increased retreadability – all designed to cut the bottom line.” It is available now in size 445/50R22.5.

The RY407, also a SmartWay-verified tire, features an ultra-low profile and “offers excellent fuel efficiency and significant weight savings, which add up to increased payloads. There’s less weight because there’s one tire and wheel assembly instead of two. And because of its unique design and construction, the RY407 is a very durable and a retreadable product.” The RY407 is available now in size 445/50R22.5.

“We are excited to launch the two tires at MATS and their full production. They are both SmartWay-verified tires for low rolling resistance, which means that they will run cooler and help reduce fuel consumption. This, in turn, means lower costs for fleets while being environmentally-friendly,” said Phillips.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the all-new AVID® Ascend™ – the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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