Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Volvo have signed an agreement making Goodyear’s commercial truck tires the standard equipment used on all Volvo trucks produced for North America over the next three years.

In addition to the new agreement with Volvo Trucks North America, Goodyear also has renewed its current standard agreement with Mack Trucks, Inc., a subsidiary of the Volvo Group. The Mack agreement will run concurrent with the Volvo pact; both agreements extend through October 2006.

Goodyear will supply Volvo with the new-generation G395 LHS, as well as the complete Goodyear commercial portfolio of line-haul, regional and vocational products. Tires will be produced at Goodyear’s manufacturing facilities in Danville, VA, and Topeka, KS.

"Volvo Trucks North America plans to continue to grow its share of the competitive truck equipment business. Obviously, this holds great opportunity for Goodyear to grow along with them, and to reap the benefits of sales of our replacement tires for the thousands of trucks that will need new or retreaded tires down the road," said Steve McClellan, Goodyear’s vice president, commercial tire systems.