With Goodyear Traction, 'Nothing Stops the Sterling Bullet'

AKRON, Ohio, March 7 -- Sterling Truck Corp.'s all- new Sterling Bullet will stay on the job -- thanks to new Goodyear Unisteel commercial tires especially made for traction-challenged work sites.

Sterling selected Goodyear tires in size 225/70R19.5 for the all-new model that complements the company's light-duty commercial truck offering. The Bullet was unveiled Tuesday at the NTEA Work Truck Show 2007 (Booth 3505) in Indianapolis.

Goodyear's new G622 RSD regional service drive tire meets the tough demands of urban pickup and delivery work. An aggressive "blading scheme" and stiffened shoulders deliver improved traction and even wear, according to Rich Cottrell, Goodyear original-equipment account executive.

The Bullet also rides on the G647 RSS tire for severe regional service. An exclusive high scrub-resistant tread compound provides optimal service in tough pickup and delivery applications where turning, braking and backing are extreme.

Both tires are manufactured at Goodyear's facility in Topeka, Kan.

"We're obviously excited to be standard equipment on this exciting new work truck," Cottrell said. "With the motto, 'Nothing Stops the Bullet,' our tires had to offer the toughness and stable ride built into the Sterling Bullet. The new G622 RSD and G647 RSS tires definitely fit the image of a work truck that cannot be stopped by adverse job-site conditions.

"Goodyear's work tires, robust in toughness and traction and resistant to extreme tread wear forces, help ensure the reliability of the Bullet," he added.

The new truck is ideal for vocational applications including construction, residential services including landscaping, municipal services such as government and utility, and pickup and delivery. The Bullet truck is available in either regular or quad cab configurations, as well as in two-wheel or four- wheel drive.

Sterling Truck Corp., headquartered in Redford, Mich., produces a full line of Class 3-8 work trucks for regional hauling and diverse vocational applications. The Bullet competes in the Class 4 or 5 markets. Sterling is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC. Freightliner LLC produces and markets Class 3- 8 vehicles and is a part of DaimlerChrysler's Truck Group, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

  For more information on the Bullet, go to
   http://www.nothingstopsthebullet.com/.

Goodyear, one of the world's largest tire companies, offers complete products and services to the trucking industry, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires. In addition, the company's cradle- to-grave tire and service network includes retreading, tire management tools and business solutions for tomorrow's trucking fleets. For more information on Goodyear's commercial tire products and services, go to http://www.goodyear.com/truck.

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