NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2011)—Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, the commercial tire business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is raising prices on Bridgestone- and Firestone-brand truck and bus radial tires by up to 8 percent for its U.S. and Canadian dealer and truckstop customers.
Bridgestone also is hiking the price of OTR tread rubber and Bandag-brand retread materials—including tread rubber, cushion, cement, solvents and envelopes—by an average of 8 percent in the U.S. and Canada. Both price increases are effective immediately.
This is the Bridgestone's third price increase this year in North America on these products. The company raised prices by an average of 11 percent Aug. 1 and by 12 percent Feb. 1.