BFGoodrich® brand proven performance brings new SmartWay® verified highway drive tire

BFGoodrich® DR454TM delivers max fuel efficiency, serious wet grip and excellent retreadability

LAVAL, QC, May 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BFGoodrich® brand tires have a long and winning history of proven performance, having conquered Baja races, the steepest rock climbs and race tracks around the world. And BFGoodrich® Commercial Truck Tires  also have a proud history of helping North American truckers take on our nation's highways and by-ways every day. Starting today, this legacy will expand with the launch of the new BFGoodrich® DR454 SmartWay® verified highway drive tire.

The new BFGoodrich DR454 offers low rolling resistance and, with the SmartWay designation, meets the fuel efficiency expectations, carrier certifications and regulations that today's highway operations demand.  It also provides serious grip in wet conditions, excellent retreadability and long, even wear for a SmartWay verified tire.  With the ST244 or ST230 all position/steer tires and the TR144 trailer tire, BFGoodrich now offers a total SmartWay verified solution for highway applications. 

"The BFGoodrich brand is known for its heritage of proven performance in trucking history and understands the importance of helping fleets take control of their day-to-day business," said Donna Murphy, business segment manager for BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires. "It's a brand that fleet operators can count on, and our goal is to continue to build this trust with new offers that meet their critical business needs.  The new BFGoodrich DR454 SmartWay verified highway drive tire provides regulation compliance and fewer stops at the pump, which fulfills the needs of these important customers. I urge everyone in the industry to stay tuned because this is just the beginning of exciting things to come for the BFGoodrich brand."

The BFGoodrich DR454 is available immediately and comes in 11R22.5 and 275/80R22.5 sizes (Load Range G).

About BFGoodrich Brand Tires

BFGoodrich is a North American brand of tires with more than 115 years of proven performance. The company produced the first pneumatic automobile tires made in the United States in 1896 and its first commercial truck tires in 1996.  BFGoodrich designs, manufactures and sells tires for automobiles, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks. To learn more about BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires, visit www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com

SOURCE BFGoodrich

For further information: Mary Ann Kotlarich, Michelin North America, 864.458.4884, Mary-ann.kotlarich@us.michelin.com