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Goodyear Receives Penske's Outstanding Supplier Award

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Penske Truck Leasing recently presented The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with its Outstanding Achievement Award for 2007, a first for a tire supplier.

Goodyear supplies Penske with a variety of truck tires, including replacement and retreads, as well as tire services. The Akron-based tire company also received a Tire Supplier of the Year award, its eighth consecutive.

Steve McClellan, Goodyear's vice president of commercial tire systems, said, "This recognition is significant for us. We've worked hard to develop innovative products and business tools that help lower Penske's tire cost-per- mile as well as grow our service footprint to better serve Penske trucks as they travel North American highways."

"The company also has provided more than 12,000 hours of training for Penske to enhance fleet tire maintenance. In addition, Goodyear nationwide surveys helped Penske reduce tire-related emergency service calls by 38 percent last year," McClellan said.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., ( headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 220,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, truck rentals, and logistics and supply chain management solutions.

Goodyear commercial tire systems offer 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 line of commercial tires, go to