LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 23, 2012)—Daimler Trucks North America L.L.C. has designated Hankook Tire America Corp. as an approved OE tire supplier to its Freightline Cascadia and Coronado models.
Daimler will use Hankook's fuel-efficient AL11 steer and DL11 drive tires on the two tractors, the aero-tuned Casdadia and more powerful Coronado, according to Hankook Tire, which said it will be a “major supplier” for the two models.
Both tires are verified fuel-saving components according to the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program, Hankook said.
“An OE agreement like this one à is yet another critical proof point of our strong brand, investment in R&D, and leading technology here in the U.S.,” said Hankook Tire America President Soo Il Lee at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, where the companies announced the agreement.
The two tires are part of Hankook's lineup of 17 truck tire models in North America. They are available at more than 700 commercial tire dealer locations throughout North America.