Vanguard Reefer Trailer

Vanguard specs Cooper tire

March 10, 2021
‘High-quality’ PRO Series LHT trailer tire now is standard equipment on manufacturer’s refrigerated, dry van trailers

Cooper Tire’s PRO Series LHT trailer tire now is standard on Vanguard National Trailer Corporation’s refrigerated and dry van trailers built at its facilities in Monon IN, Trenton GA, Moreno Valley CA and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

According to Charlie Mudd, president and chief executive officer of Vanguard, the move to Cooper’s PRO Series trailer tires is in line with the company’s continued commitment to providing high-quality components on its trailers.

“(We spec) components that prove to be the best value for our customers,” Mudd said. “Tires certainly play an important role in that.

“Cooper’s PRO Series LHT tires provide superior mileage and fuel efficiency—two things that are very important to our customers. We know they will be very pleased with the value these tires bring while operating our trailers.”

Gray Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s global truck and bus tire business, concurred, saying Cooper’s LHT tire “really hits the mark for our customers.”

“The PRO Series is performing very well and offers an LCO, or low cost of ownership, that can reduce a fleet’s tire program cost,” Schroeder maintained. “We back our PRO Series with a strong warranty, too—the tires have a seven-year, two-retread warranty with full replacement value for the first 50% of tread life.

“We’re very excited to be selected by Vanguard as its standard OE fitment.”

About the Author

Commercial Vehicle Staff

Sponsored Recommendations

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...

80% Fewer Towable Accidents - 10 Key Strategies

After installing grille guards on all of their Class 8 trucks, a major Midwest fleet reported they had reduced their number of towable accidents by 80% post installation – including...

Proactive Fleet Safety: A Guide to Improved Efficiency and Profitability

Each year, carriers lose around 32.6 billion vehicle hours as a result of weather-related congestion. Discover how to shift from reactive to proactive, improve efficiency, and...

Tackling the Tech Shortage: Lessons in Recruiting Talent and Reducing Turnover

Discover innovative strategies for recruiting and retaining tech talent in the trucking industry at our April 16th webinar, where experts will share insights on competitive pay...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!