Volvo Trucks North America recently selected the Bridgestone R287 as the standard position steer tire for the Volvo VN and Volvo VT series of highway trucks. Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is Volvo's standard supplier of tires for all new Volvo trucks sold in North America. The R287 is a radial tire designed for steering positions in long haul and regional haul applications. The R287's tread design, tough tread compound and patented Bridgestone Side Groove (tm) and Equalizer Rib (tm) work together to combat irregular wear, provide excellent traction and deliver high mileage.
Volvo also selected the Bridgestone M860 as its standard position steer tire for the Volvo VHD vocational truck. The M860 is a radial tire designed for steering positions in refuse hauling, high scrub and special service applications. The M860's sidewall protector ribs, chip and cut resistant tread compound, and center groove stone rejectors combine to deliver a tough, durable, and long-lasting on/off highway tire rated for sustained speeds of up to 65 mph and capable of single tire loads of up to 10,000 lbs at 130 psi.
Volvo also offers customers tires from Continental, Michelin and Goodyear, in addition to Bridgestone.
Volvo Trucks North America assembles its Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks in the United States, at the ISO14001 and ISO9001 certified New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia. Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Volvo sponsors the America's Road Team national highway safety outreach program.
Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group of companies, a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. With 2006 sales of approximately $34 billion, Volvo's business areas include heavy trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace, and financial services. In the United States, Volvo shares are listed on NASDAQ and are traded as ADRs (symbol: VOLV).
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