Bridgestone and Penske Truck Leasing (Penske) have renewed their strategic partnership to test, develop, and deploy Bridgestone advanced technology and mobility solutions for the commercial segment in the United States and Canada, with a focus on providing fleets with more cost-effective and sustainable results. Penske will also continue to be a preferred client of Bridgestone commercial tyres and Bandag retread tyres as part of the arrangement.
"Penske is an invaluable partner and collaborator in the drive to produce better business outcomes and a cleaner, more sustainable, low-emissions future for fleets," said Chris Ripani, president, Truck, Bus and Retread Tires, Bridgestone Americas. "We are thrilled for the opportunity to continue serving the needs of the Penske organization and to extend this important strategic partnership into the future."
With this contract extension, the two firms will continue to collaborate on technology and products that will help fleet mobility and fleet management become more effective and sustainable. When opposed to ultra-low-cost, single-use commercial tyres, Bandag retread tyres, which Penske uses as a major component of the relationship, offer considerable environmental benefits such as reduced CO2 emissions, natural resource exploitation, water consumption, air pollution, and land use. Penske was able to reduce tyre waste by 11.5 million pounds in 2020 as a result of the partnership and the usage of Bandag retread tyres.
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"Our collaboration with Bridgestone is an important one," said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, Penske Truck Leasing. "Together, we are able to provide our fleet customers with continued reliability, performance, over-the-road support, and enhanced sustainability."
Penske will continue to receive information and updates on Bridgestone products and solutions, as well as complete support and unique chances to evaluate and apply advanced Bridgestone commercial tyres and technology as a preferred and strategic corporate partner.
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