MUSCATINE, Iowa (Oct. 20, 2010)—Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions will discontinue the sales of its Dayton-brand truck and bus radial tire line at year-end.
BBTS, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, said the decision only affects medium truck tire dealers and fleet customers in the U.S. and doesn't impact the sales of Dayton-brand light truck or passenger tires.
“This decision is based on the desire to simplify our product offering, making it easier for our distributors and customers to conduct business with us,” said Kurt Danielson, BBTS president. “As a supplier who works with fleets to implement tire management solutions to lower overall operating costs, we feel that Firestone brand truck and bus tires will offer customers a viable alternative.”
The company said it expects supplies of Dayton-brand truck tires will be available through the fourth quarter and tire warranties will continue to be honored.