Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) signed a seven-year agreement with TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) to sell Bridgestone and Firestone brand commercial tires at sites operated by TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers. This agreement also makes Bridgestone the exclusive commercial tire offered by both TravelCenters of America and Petro:Lube truck maintenance and repair centers.
TA operates and franchises TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers in 41 states in the U.S. and in Canada. The combined TravelCenters of America and Petro:Lube replacement tire network has more than 230 locations and 950 service bays, employs nearly 2800 technicians and 400 road service vehicles. The TA and Bridgestone Firestone agreement affects company-owned TravelCenters of America Truck Repair Centers and Petro:Lube Shop locations only; however, wide franchise participation for both brands is anticipated, according to the company.