AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2012 – Tires mounted on spread axle trailers often see challenging conditions. That’s why The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has developed a new tire for spread axle trailer applications.

“The Goodyear G619 RST has been engineered to resist scrubbing and curb impact,” said Andrea Berryman, segment marketing manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

Features of the new G619 RST include deep, 18/32-inch tread depth to help promote long tread life; a high-scrub compound that helps resist curb damage; a four-belt casing to help provide toughness; a robust rib design to help minimize tread tear; and more.

“We created this tire in response to market demand for a robust product for challenges presented by spread axle use,” said Berryman. “We believe the new G619 RST will help fleets achieve optimal performance and tire life.”

The tire is currently available in size 295/75R22.5 in Load Range G. Three new sizes – 11R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5, all Load Range G – will be released during the second quarter of 2012.

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.