SANTA ANA, CA (Aug. 31, 2016) – Yokohama Tire Corporation has been named the “preferred tire vendor” for Gemini Motor Transport, Love’s primary fuel hauler. Gemini will now run on Yokohama’s 101ZL™ Spec-2 steer tires, 902L™ UWB drive tires and RY407™ UWB trailer tires. All three tires are EPA SmartWay®-verified.
“We’re honored Gemini Motor Transport selected us to be their preferred tire vendor,” said Tommy Bazzell, Yokohama director of national fleet, truck stop and commercial OEM business. “They are an exceptional trucking company with more than 550 tractor/trailer combinations and 900 professional drivers.”
Oklahoma City-based Gemini Motor Transport, which is a member of Love’s “Family of Companies,” services Love’s 370-plus travel stops and country stores, delivering 1,625 loads per day and an excess of 4.5 billion gallons of fuel annually. The company will log more than 78 million miles in 2016.
“Thanks to Yokohama for providing us with the top-of-the-line commercial tires we need,” said Brent Bergevin, Gemini Motor Transport VP of transportation. “We look forward to working with them on tire solutions to help our bottom line.”
-- The 101ZL Spec-2 is Yokohama’s next-generation long-haul steer tire and features an advanced tread compound, improved casing design and even better retreadability, making it one of the most durable long-haul tires on the road.
-- The 902L Ultra Wide Base is a long-haul/regional drive tire that delivers superior traction and high mileage. Its tread design makes a real difference in extreme driving conditions, such as in snow and ice.
-- The RY407 Ultra Wide Base trailer tire features an ultra-low profile that offers excellent fuel efficiency and extra-long treadlife adding up to increased payloads.
For more information on Yokohama’s commercial tires and programs, visit www.YokohamaTruck.com.
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