Continental’s Best Drive purchases Brahler’s Trucker Supply

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Updated Apr 9, 2016

BestDrive, LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader and wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Tire the Americas, has completed its acquisition of Brahler’s Trucker Supply, Inc.

The purchase adds seven locations in Illinois and Missouri to the Best Drive nationwide network.

“We are incredibly pleased to bring a well-known and respected company like Brahler’s into the BestDrive family,” says Glen Carson, director of Retail for Commercial Tires at Continental the Americas. “This move puts BestDrive in a great position to better serve the Midwest region as we continue to expand both our locations and our services.”

Founded more than 40 years ago in Meredosia, Ill., Brahler’s is a trusted commercial tire and retreading company that offers alignments, new tire sales, industrial tires, and tire management programs, as well as many other products and services, Best Drive says.

Under the guidance of Brahler’s organizational head Richard Brahler, the former Brahler’s locations will continue to offer these high-quality services and products under the BestDrive banner.

“I am very excited to be part of the BestDrive family,” Brahler says. “As a solution provider for many years it made perfect sense to join forces after seeing the new products and technologies Continental is bringing to the our customers…it’s a win-win.”

The new BestDrive shops employ approximately 100 employees across all seven service and retread locations. BestDrive outlets carry multiple brands of radial truck tires as well as Continental commercial vehicle tires, Continental specialty tires, ContiPressureCheck and commercial tire pressure monitoring systems. BestDrive will continue to utilize the state-of-the-art Brahler’s retread facilities, transitioning from the Marangoni retread process to the preferred ContiLifeCycle (CLC) process.

BestDrive also has operations in Arizona, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan.

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