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Yokohama/NationaLease agreement provides new support for fleets

Yokohama/NationaLease agreement provides new support for fleets

Yokohama/NationaLease agreement provides new support for fleets

LANGLEY, B.C. (October 1, 2009) – A comprehensive agreement to provide tire service to the vast NationaLease fleet of trucks operating in Canada has been signed by NationaLease and Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc., the two companies have announced.

Yokohama and its dealers will provide tires and tire service to NationaLease’s customer fleet from nearly 300 service locations across Canada.

NationaLease is the largest full-service truck leasing organization in North America with over 700 full-service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 150,000 tractors, trucks and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. The agreement covers U.S.-based NationaLease trucks when they operate in Canada as well as the company’s Canadian fleet. “This agreement builds on Yokohama Canada’s commitment to the country’s commercial fleet operators,” says Eric Dedoyard, national sales manager. “With a strong dealer network, new products like the next-generation tires from the Z.environment series and the blessing of key products by the U.S. SmartWay environmental management program, our customers know we stand behind them.”

The agreement will generate new business for Yokohama’s independent truck tire dealers, Dedoyard says.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centres across Canada to serve more than 700 independent tire dealers.

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Contact:

Jonathon Karelse

Marketing Manager

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.

604-546-9656 x 1143

jonathon.karelse@yokohama.ca

Doug Mepham

MacDonald & Co.

613-966-4969

doug.mepham@bellnet.ca