NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 17) — Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire L.L.C. and Ryder System Inc. have renewed their long-term agreement that began in 1990, the companies announced April 16.
Under the agreement, BFS will supply Ryder´s new tire needs, while Bandag Inc., the nation´s largest retreader, will provide Ryder with retreading services. BFS and Bandag dealers will provide local Ryder facilities with just-in-time inventory, tire maintenance, wheel maintenance, retreading and emergency road services, BFS said.
BFS parent Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. announced in December it planned to purchase Bandag. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.