CVTA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS

Associations’ Truck Driver Training Program Members to Realize Discounts on Tires and Retreads

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – December 21, 2017 – Today, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) – the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States – announced an exclusive deal for its members on tires and retreads with Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone). The deal will provide significant savings of up to 15 percent for CVTA’s school members to outfit their truck and trailer fleet with best-in-class products and services.  

“At Bridgestone we are committed to provide best to our customers and the society thereby contributing to improved safety and quality of lives of people everywhere. Through this partnership, Bridgestone will provide high quality products and services to CVTA members while also helping them realize substantial savings,” said Tomas Fernandez, Fleet Business Development Manager, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Jobs in the trucking industry are in high demand and drivers deserve the best equipment available, especially tires. We are excited about this partnership as it aligns us with an association that promotes safety through quality driver training.”

CVTA members will realize the following benefits:

  • Discounts on Bridgestone and Firestone commercial truck tires, as well as Bandag retreads; and;
  • Access to and support from the largest tire dealer network in the United States.

Partnering with Bridgestone enables our members access to quality tires, such as the company’s Bridgestone, Firestone and Bandag brands. These are leading brands in the commercial tire industry,” said CVTA President and CEO, Don Lefeve. “Equipment and maintenance are major expenses for schools, and providing our members with ways to save money on such high-quality products are exactly the deals CVTA is looking to put in place. We believe that this deal compliments our other discounts and demonstrates real ROI for our membership.”

To learn more about how to enroll in this program, contact CVTA’s Cindy Atwood at 703.642.9444 ext. 102.

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About Bridgestone Americas
Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

About CVTA
The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. CVTA members represent nearly 200 training providers in 42 states and trains over 50,000 commercial drivers annually. Advancing the interests of trucking’s workforce providers and employers, CVTA advocates for policies that enhance safety through commercial driver training, enable students to secure employment within the trucking and bus industries, thus further advancing driver professionalism. For more information, visit www.cvta.org.

Media Contacts: 

Kristine Gager
Director of Communications
CVTA
703.642.9444 ext. 104   
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Payal Raj
Communications Manager, Commercial
Bridgestone Americas
615.937.4335
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