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Cooper Targets Young Drivers With Tred Wisely App

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has created a Tread Wisely mobile app to promote tire and vehicle safety among teens and young adults.
Boles, CEO of NOYS, says “This positive, proactive campaign approach with peer-to-peer education at its core represents great potential for prevention and improved road safety for our youth.”
The free app features safety information and how-to videos. It was created in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS).
Features include:

an “I got there” feature, which allows users to set a reminder to contact their parents or friends once they’ve arrived at a destination. It requires a couple of touches, and sends a pre-written text to any number of recipients letting them know the driver has arrived safely.
a series of simple how-to videos featuring race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. covering how to change a flat tire, what to do if involved in an accident, what to do if pulled over by law enforcement, and more.
reminders to complete monthly safety checks including proper tire inflation pressure, tread depth and overall tire condition.
rewards for performing regular safety checks and learning about vehicle safety. Users can earn points by completing various tasks within the app and can attain ever-increasing ranks for the chance to win prizes such as gift cards that can be redeemed for gasoline, food or other items. Certain actions, such as sharing the app with family, friends and others, will also earn special badges for users.
“We are approaching driver safety from the tires up, hoping to make our roads safer for young people, their friends, families and the driving public,” says Anne Roman, vice president of communications and public affairs. “Tires are often overlooked, especially by young drivers, but are extremely important to road safety.”

Roman says the app provides information to young drivers before and after they drive, but not during.

“Plus, we’ve built-in an element of fun and competition where nearly every use of the app can help users earn points that make them eligible to win prizes. Importantly, the content on the app is shareable, so young drivers can help those they know and love be safer too.”

Loni Unser, 19-year-old daughter of Johnny Unser of the legendary Unser racing family, is a rookie racer. She’s joining her Dad as the official spokespersons for the Tread Wisely app.

She says, “Now young drivers have tire and vehicle safety information right on their phones and the information is presented in a fast, fun way. I use the app and can honestly say that ‘I got there’ is genius for keeping peace in our family!”

The Tread Wisely app is part of a larger tire and vehicle safety program for young drivers developed in 2016 when Cooper adopted this as a signature philanthropy cause and selected NOYS as its partner. The two organizations have teamed up to share safety messages about tire safety through Tread Wisely social media channels, the web, special youth-directed safety events, and on the ground in communities across the United States. Hundreds of Cooper employees have signed up to serve year-round as Tread Wisely volunteers, demonstrating tire safety in schools, at sporting events, churches and other venues.

Anita Boles, CEO of NOYS, says. “We have hand-selected a special team of Tread Wisely Youth Ambassadors from all over the nation who, among other duties, are charged with deploying a national Tread Wisely challenge to engage youth in tire safety strategies. We expect to see great growth in the number of youth who know how to check their tires for safety and routinely perform these checks while also sharing this important information with their friends and family.”

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Cooper Expands Load Range for Roadmaster Tire

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to the Roadmaster RM180+(EM) steer tire line to accommodate heavier steer axles.

The RM180+(EM), which is SmartWay verified, is ideal for long haul applications. The tire features a highway tread pattern and optimized footprint to promote even wear. Combined with high tensile strength four-belt construction, the tire is designed to deliver long tread mileage, durability and retreadability, plus low rolling resistance for improved fuel economy.

“Heavier steer axles are becoming increasingly more common in the market, and the addition of load range H to the Roadmaster RM180+(EM) aligns this product’s offerings with the needs of our customers,” says Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper’s truck and bus tire business. “The Roadmaster RM180+(EM) is a premium product that’s been verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership as a low rolling resistance tire, meaning it can help fleets continue to be more cost efficient. It’s also backed by a strong warranty and the quality that’s behind the Roadmaster name, making it a popular choice for long haul applications.”
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Evolution H/T From Cooper Targets CUVs, SUVs, and Pickups

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As the market for CUVs, SUVs and pickups continues to expand, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is updating its product lineup with the new Evolution H/T all season highway tire. It replaces the Discoverer H/T.

Cooper says the Evolution H/T competes at a mid-range price point, and offers grip, stability and comfort. It features updated technology compared to the Discoverer H/T and covers 28 tire sizes for the CUV, SUV and light duty pickup truck market.
Cooper says the Evolution H/T include StabilEdge technology for enhanced handling and dry tracking stability, and 3D Micro-Gauge siping to maintain wet traction and superior handling. The tire also includes a silica tread compound and tread profile that provide even wear and long tread life. The new tire carries a 60,000 mile warranty.

“The market for SUVs, CUVs and pickups continues to expand rapidly,” says Scott Jamieson, director of product management for North America. “Being responsive to what is happening in the market is a commitment we take seriously at Cooper to help our dealers grow their businesses and help us succeed along with them. This commitment calls for Cooper to adapt our product offerings and evolve our tire lines and size ranges on an ongoing basis.

“The new Cooper Evolution H/T is a great example of offering a tire that responds to the needs of a growing market, while also providing a product with advanced technology and great performance at a price point that hits a sweet spot in that market. We’re excited about this tire and what it will bring to our dealers in terms of a high quality, affordable new option for their SUV, CUV and pickup truck customers.”

To support the introduction of the Evolution H/T, Cooper has provided dealers with a launch kit, and soon will host a customer webinar to answer product questions in realtime. Later this month, Cooper also will provide e-training for dealers on the tire’s features and benefits.

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Cooper to Sponsor 10 MLB Teams in 2017

kansas-city-royals13.jpgCooper Tire & Rubber Co. is sponsoring professional baseball teams across the country for the sixth straight year.

For the 2017 season, Cooper is sponsoring 10 teams: the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals.

Cooper will be prominently featured in a mix of promotional efforts surrounding the teams, including exposure in stadium areas and on in-stadium video screens. The company’s message will also be carried through local market radio, social media, digital and print media channels.

As part of these partnerships, Cooper is inviting fans to “Buy Four and Score!”

With the purchase of four qualifying Cooper tires from a participating dealer, fans will score a voucher valid for tickets to a select home game with a Cooper-sponsored team.

“As an American company since 1914, Cooper is proud once again to support America’s favorite pastime through sponsorship of these great teams,” says Laura Goetz, Cooper’s senior advertising manager – North America Tire operations.

“We are pleased to continue to help bring great baseball action to fans across the country while also showcasing the Cooper brand and supporting our loyal Cooper dealers through promotions in their local markets.”

Cooper encourages baseball fans to catch the “Buy Four and Score!” promotion from May 1 to May 31, 2017.

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Cooper Expands Roadmaster Line

cooper-logo1Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a SmartWay-verified long-haul drive tire to its Roadmaster commercial truck tire line, the RM852(EM).

The company says the new RM852(EM) has a unique tread compound and 30/32nds of tread to provide long lasting mileage. A solid shoulder design offers improved traction in challenging weather. The tire also features 3D Micro-Gauge siping, with full depth and variable sipe density to help maintain wet traction and stability.

“Our engineers designed this tire with a compound that offers not only lower rolling resistance for fuel economy, but also a deep tread that can stand up to the demands of the road,” says Gary Schroeder, director of truck and bus tire business for Cooper.

“For fleets, choosing SmartWay verified tires is often a good choice to help manage operational costs as they frequently provide fuel savings. At Roadmaster, we are committed to continually developing tires that meet the needs of our customers and help them be more cost efficient by offering durable tires with long miles to removal, like the new RM852(EM).”
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Cooper Recalls Discoverer M+S Sport Tires

cooper-logo1.pngCooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation, these tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol (also known as the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol) but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, ‘New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.’

“The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The sizes being recalled are:

15-inch: 235/75R15.

16-inch: 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16 and 265/70R16.

17-inch: 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17 and 265/65R17.

18-inch: 255/55R18 and 235/60R18.

19-inch: 255/50R19.

The NHTSA Recall ID Number is 17T003.

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at (800) 854-6288. Cooper’s number for this recall is 166.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting http://www.safercar.gov.

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Cooper Recalls More Than 7,000 Passenger Tires

severe_snowflakeCooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation, these tires may be marked with the Alpine Symbol (also known as the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol) but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires. “As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, ‘New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles.’

“The affected tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in snow conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.”

The sizes being recalled are:

15-inch: 235/75R15.

16-inch: 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16 and 265/70R16.

17-inch: 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17 and 265/65R17.

18-inch: 255/55R18 and 235/60R18.

19-inch: 255/50R19.

The NHTSA Recall ID Number is 17T003.

Cooper will notify owners, and dealers will replace all the affected tires with tires from a different brand line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24, 2017. Owners may contact Cooper customer service at (800) 854-6288. Cooper’s number for this recall is 166.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting http://www.safercar.gov.

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Expect to See Increase in Tire Prices Next Month

cheesy-growth-iconNow there are five. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is the latest tire company to announce price increases in 2017.

Effective March 1, Bridgestone says it will adjust prices up to 8% across a range of passenger, light truck, off-the-road and agricultural tire products and tubes in North America.

The reason for the increases? Rising raw material costs “and other market dynamics.”

The new pricing will vary by business unit and by product line.

“Our sales and account teams will soon provide further details to our customers,” adds Bridgestone.

Other companies have made similar announcements:

“Nexen to Its Dealers: Expect Tire Price Increases on March 1.”

“Carlstar To Raise Prices on All Brands By March 1”

“Cooper Anticipates Raising Tire Prices Close to Feb. 1.”

“Goodyear Will Increase Tire Prices Effective Feb. 1.”

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Cooper Adds 2 Sizes to Roadmaster Lineup

M-Cooper-Roadmaster-RM272-Feb15-1-2.jpgCooper Tire & Rubber Co.has added two sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line. The RM272 is now available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5.

The RM272 is engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers. Cooper says the tire is designed to ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing, and the RM272 features a four-belt steel casing with a slightly rounded tread footprint, along with a reinforced shoulder to help withstand extreme side forces.
“Tires in this application are arguably the most abused of any in the trucking industry, and we designed the RM272 to withstand this harsh punishment,” says Gary Schroeder, director of truck and bus tire business for Cooper. “We looked at a variety of tread profiles that could minimize the load on the shoulder rib, and worked toward a design that distributed the load more evenly across the entire footprint so that the shoulder takes on less of the lateral forces.

“Our engineers designed a great tire, backed by a strong warranty and the quality Roadmaster is known for. We know that fleets are continually looking for opportunities to be more cost-efficient, and our RM272 tire can help them to attain this goal.”
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Cooper is Closer to Developing a New Source of Rubber

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s scientists report promising results in their tests of tires built with guayule, marking a milestone in the company’s goal of producing, by mid-2017, a concept tire in which all of the natural and synthetic rubber is replaced by guayule-based polymers.

Guayule is a shrub that is grown primarily in the southwestern United States and contains rubber that can be processed for use in tires.

Cooper says it has built a number of tires replacing both hevea natural rubber tapped from rubber trees and synthetic rubber with guayule in various components and tested each build for overall performance.

“We have nearly finished our work on developing guayule-based tire components and have tested these tires to assure a full performance evaluation,” says Chuck Yurkovich, Cooper’s senior vice president of global research and development.

“The results are highly promising. We have proven that we can replace traditional polymers with guayule in certain components, and that tires made from these components perform equal to conventional tires. We are optimizing the use of guayule formulations to develop not only a full guayule tire, but we will also evaluate guayule blends in certain components where an advantage has been shown to exist,” Yurkovich says.

Cooper is working to develop an alternative source of rubber with the help of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, and a scientific company called PanAridus. The project is funded by a Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant.

The Department of Agriculture is researching optimum guayule farming techniques and sequencing the guayule genome. Clemson University is studying the environmental impacts of the entire tire life cycle using guayule versus traditional hevea rubber in tire production. PanAridus is supplying rubber for the project. PanAridus and Cooper have developed a proprietary solvent-based process to extract rubber from guayule plants.

Mike Fraley, CEO of PanAridus, said, “It has been our mission at PanAridus to commercialize guayule from the farm gate to market development of raw materials produced from the plant. Hevea is currently the only commercial source of natural rubber available. The tire industry needs another source and the United States needs an economic, sustainable and stable alternative. it is unprecedented to see that guayule has been demonstrated to meet requirements for the very vibrant tire industry.”

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