Goodyear’s fleetHQ goes for the ‘Gold’ with new program


April 14, 2011

AKRON, Ohio, April 13, 2011 – In the trucking business, where efficient cost-per-mile operating performance can lead straight to success, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has come up with a new “gold standard.”

The Gold Medallion Retread Tire Program is fleetHQ’s latest innovative service, offering cost-effective, quality retreaded tires for emergency road service from coast to coast. Gold Medallion retreads meet the premium casing standards of large national fleets and are backed by the Goodyear Retreaded Tire Limited Warranty.

Gold Medallion Retreaded Tires are recognized for benefits, such as:

•Offering a quality, cost-effective alternative to new tires.

•Meeting the premium retread specs of large national fleets by wheel position.

•Providing popular on-highway sizes and treads coast to coast through fleetHQ dealers.

According to Dave Beasley, Goodyear’s senior director of business solutions, Commercial Tire Systems, “Gold Medallion helps deliver a lower-cost option for fleets of all sizes, and the savings don’t stop with the tire purchase. Fleets can avoid the need to replace a new tire with a retread once the truck returns to the terminal, and they have the right tread for the wheel position, which helps improve performance and cost-per-mile.”

To display authenticity, Gold Medallion retreads are branded with a “Gold” emblem on the side of the tread directly above the tire’s DOT number.

Gold Medallion retreaded tires are available throughout the United States and Canada through the fleetHQ network of servicing dealers. 

Popular tread designs are available, including the Goodyear G305 AT LHD Fuel Max, G316 LHT Fuel Max and G182 RSD, and in these sizes: 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5, 275/80R22.5, 275/80R24.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.

The fleetHQ emergency road service program has no enrollment fees, no incidence fees for calling its toll free number (866-fleetHQ), and the price customers pay for tires on the road is the same as they pay at home. It offers a portfolio of business solutions that include online information systems providing 24/7 access to services in progress, retread history, repair data and tire purchase histories. To learn more about the program, or to find the nearest authorized dealer, go to

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offer complete products and services to the trucking and bus industries, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires. This includes the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, national programs, tire management tools, online information access and business problem-solving for tomorrow’s trucking and bus fleets. For more information on the fleetHQ program, go to

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