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Cooper Tire Expands its Commercial Truck Tire Line

American tire manufacturer to expand its Roadmaster commercial truck tire line

United States: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. expanded its commercial truck tire line with the long-haul drive tire RM852 (EM), which is also SmartWay - Verified. As per the company, the new tire has a distinct tread design and an improved mileage owing to the 30/32nds of tread pattern.

Moreover, the new RM852 offers improved traction in harsh weather backed by its solid shoulder design and also features a 3D Micro - Gauge siping coupled with variable sipe density as well as full depth which helps the tire to maintain its stability on wet roads.

In addition, the company’s Director of truck & bus tire business, Gary Schroeder added, “Our engineers designed this tire with a compound that offers not only lower rolling resistance for fuel economy, but also a deep tread that can stand up to the demands of the road,”, he further added, “For fleets, choosing SmartWay verified tires is often a good choice to help manage operational costs as they frequently provide fuel savings. At Roadmaster, we are committed to continually developing tires that meet the needs of our customers and help them be more cost efficient by offering durable tires with long miles to removal, like the new RM852 (EM).”

As per TechSci Research, the decision of the company to introduce a new long-haul tire would strengthen its current tire portfolio in the country’s tire market. Moreover, considering the growing demand for commercial vehicle tires in the country, the company would be able to tap a major segment of consumers across the country over the coming years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “United States Tire Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021’’, United States has one of the largest automotive tire market, and also the second largest automobile market across the globe. A slow increase in the market was witnessed during 2012, which was neglected due to increment in the sales of automobiles during 2013-2015. Increasing automobile sales paired with increasing vehicle fleet are expected to drive the country’s tire industry through 2021. Moreover, growth in the country’s tire industry is backed by increasing sales volume of different vehicle segments, which is resulting in expansion of replacement automotive fleet in the US. The country’s automobile sales, comprising passenger cars and commercial vehicles, grew from around 13 million in 2011 to about 17.47 million units in 2015.

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