FORT MILL, S.C., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire the Americas, LLC ("Continental") announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement to sell Continental brand commercial tires at TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Center sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.
"In order to support our national fleet and owner-operator customers with greater distribution of Continental truck tires on the highway, we are happy to announce our strategic partnership with the TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers network," said Paul Williams, vice president of truck tires for Continental, the Americas.
The TA and Petro network of replacement tire points of sale is comprised of more than 220 locations with truck maintenance and repair centers, and more than 2,800 technicians. Additionally, through TravelCenters of America's RoadSquad program, emergency replacement tires are available 24/7/365 from over 400 roadside assistance vehicles. The TA and Continental agreement will allow more fleet and owner-operator customers to quickly access replacement Continental brand truck tires where and when needed, ensuring that they can get back on the road quickly to continue hauling freight across North America, said Tom Fanning, Continental's director of replacement truck tire sales in the U.S.
"Our fleet customers, both large and small, count on the reliability of replacement Continental truck tires on a daily basis. Today, with our cooperation with TA, we are providing them with even greater availability of both products and services to help them control their driving costs across North America," Fanning said. "We're excited that TA is helping us expand our reach to these key customers, no matter where their drivers need a tire."
Continental's best-selling HSL2 (Highway Steer Long Haul), HDL Eco Plus (Highway Drive Long Haul) and HTL Eco Plus (Highway Trailer Long Haul) truck tires are among many available now at 220 TravelCenters of America Truck Repair Centers and Petro:Lube Shop locations.
These three tires are all verified by the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership as low rolling resistance truck tires.
With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2010, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 155,000 employees in 45 countries.
About TravelCenters of America LLC:
TravelCenters of America LLC (TA), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands. With convenient locations on interstate exits, TA and Petro offers their customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full and quick-service restaurants, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad emergency roadside assistance, 24-hour convenience stores, electronic communication (WiFi) and other services --- all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters of America, please visit www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com
CTA Commercial Vehicle Tires Media Site: www.ContiMedia-CVT.com
Continental Truck Tires Web Site: www.continental-truck.com
TravelCenters of America Web Site: www.tatravelcenters.com
SOURCE Continental Tire the Americas, LLC