SANTA ANA, CA (March 26, 2015) – Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is launching a new, dedicated commercial tire website, YokohamaTruck.com. The site goes live March 26, the first day of the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky where YTC will also display the latest of its products in its booth, #14124.
“YokohamaTruck.com has a lot more than just our full line of commercial tires on it,” said Rick Phillips, YTC vice president of sales. “It features several business-driven tools like the new Tire Inspection Guide that helps fleet customers identify the most common tire issues and fixes to keep their trucks on the road. The more we can help minimize down time, the more productive – and thus profitable – fleets can be,” said Phillips.
Other tools featured on YokohamaTruck.com include a fuel savings calculator and tire inflation pressure calculator. The fuel savings calculator provides fleet owners with comparative analysis on how much savings they can gain with Yokohama tires versus competitor tires. The tire inflation calculator provides inflation recommendations based on load inputs and axle configurations. “These tools are vital in getting the maximum fuel efficiency and tread wear out of tires,” according to Phillips.
YokohamaTruck.com will also serve as the hub for updates on Yokohama’s new $300 million commercial tire factory being built in West Point, Mississippi scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. “When the plant is fully operational, it will produce up to one million truck tires annually. Our customers will get the products they need and sooner than before” said Phillips. “It demonstrates Yokohama is investing in America and that YTC is here for the long haul.”
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 an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes 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 broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.
Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Details can be found at the “Tire Care & Safety” section at www.yokohamatire.com.