Goodyear inks supply deal with Dart

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will supply replacement and retread truck tires and tire services to the Dart Network in North America through 2008, according to a supply arrangement the company made with truckload dry-van carrier Dart Transit Co

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will supply replacement and retread truck tires and tire services to the Dart Network in North America through 2008, according to a supply arrangement the company made with truckload dry-van carrier Dart Transit Co.

“We’re obviously excited to be working with the Dart Network,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear vp of commercial tire systems.“Our ability to offer a comprehensive service package of original equipment, replacement and retread tires, as well as value-added services, are key to this new agreement.”

More than 2,700 tractors power Dart, an Eagan, MN-based company that once operated primarily east of the Rockies, but in May 2007 expanded its services to include seven Western states as well. “We believe that by using our national network of independent dealers, Dart will improve its efficiency in maintaining its fleet. Our collection of fleet management tools puts Dart management in complete control of its tire costs,” said McClellan.

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