Low rolling-resistance retread for wide-base, drive-position tires provides fleets significant value and performance
GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 12, 2017 – Oliver® Rubber Company, LLC, (“Oliver”) today announced the launch of the Oliver Ultra Low Profile (ULP) Vantage Drive, a new SmartWay®-verified, wide-base, drive-axle position retread for line haul and regional commercial-truck applications. Designed to deliver excellent traction and wear, it is ideal for 18-wheel vehicles.
“Keeping America’s goods and freight moving is critical for today’s supply chain,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Oliver continues to earn our customers’ trust from 100-plus years of retreading experience that helps them keep their business moving.”
The ULP Vantage Drive utilizes an exclusive unique tread feature called VDI Plus. The tread resists stone retention, other road debris and helps enforce any pull-point schedule. Pressed with Oliver’s proprietary compound, this retread has unique properties that contribute to incredible tread wear and very low rolling resistance. ULP Vantage Drive is available in a 390 width.
This drive position retread expands the portfolio of SmartWay-verified choices in the ULP lineup. Oliver is America’s first retread rubber brand and continues to be a leading provider of quality rubber products to the tire-retreading industry and owned by Michelin North America, Inc.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.