AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2012 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its portfolio of Dunlop brand truck tires with the new Dunlop SP348, an all-position steer tire for regional fleet, school bus, and pickup and delivery applications.

“Our dealers have been asking for more Dunlop brand tires to round out their line-up of products,” said Donn Kramer, director of product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “The new Dunlop SP348 is a great ‘all-around player’ and has been designed for optimal performance in regional truck and pickup and delivery applications, as well as on school buses.”

Features include a deep tread, which helps provide more miles to removal; a rugged casing design; enhanced shoulder ribs for improved scrub resistance and protection against curbing abrasions; and stone ejectors in grooves, which help provide cut- and puncture-resistance for longer casing life.

The Dunlop SP348 currently is available in seven sizes: 11R22.5, 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5, 10R22.5, 12R22.5, 11R24.5, and 295/75R22.5. Two sizes – 285/75R24.5 and 255/70R22.5 – will be added during the second quarter of 2012.

“With a full complement of sizes for a wide range of vehicles, the Dunlop SP348 is a high-value, high-technology product that will enable regional trucks, delivery trucks and school buses to operate with confidence,” said Kramer.

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offers a broad portfolio of products and services to the commercial fleet industry, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires. This includes the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, national programs, tire management tools, online information, and business problem-solving tools for tomorrow’s commercial fleets. For more information, go to www.goodyeartrucktires.com. For more information about fleetHQ, go to http://fleethq.com.