Cooper Tire Announces New Roadmaster® Steer Tire for Long-Haul Fleets

The Roadmaster RM832+ EM™ is SmartWay Verified and balances fuel efficiency with long miles to removal

FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2021 – Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand has a new tire in its commercial long-haul lineup – the Roadmaster RM832+ EM™ steer tire. The new tire is SmartWay Verified and features 18/32nds of tread depth, along with a wide footprint, to help distribute weight more efficiently and ultimately improve treadwear. In addition, it features a patent-pending decoupling rib, which promotes even wear on long-haul journeys and helps give the tire added durability against curbing when driving in urban areas.

These features result in excellent fuel efficiency and long miles to removal. The tire will be available in seven sizes in the U.S. and Canada: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 11R24.5 in Load Range G and H, plus in 285/75R24.5 in Load Range H. Size 295/75R22.5 will be available to order beginning Oct. 4, 2021. All remaining sizes will be available for order on Nov. 1.

According to Gary Schroeder, executive director of Cooper’s Global Truck and Bus Tire business, the Roadmaster RM832+ EM provides exceptional value to small fleets and owner-operators. “We’ve designed this tire to be tough, but it’s also cost effective thanks to the tire’s fuel efficiency. It features our Roadmaster Energy Max compounding, which allows the tire to meet U.S. government greenhouse gas standards,” said Schroeder. “The tire is ahead of the curve in low rolling resistance and is backed by a six-year, two-retread warranty, made possible in large part due to the tire’s four-belt, high-tensile steel casing.”

Adding to the tire’s durability is a patented stone ejector design, which features a stepped groove wall in the tread pattern. “Stone drilling can end a tire’s life prematurely,” said Schroeder. “The technology Cooper has developed for this new tire helps reduce stone drilling in an effort to preserve the integrity of the casing for multiple retreads.”

To learn more about this tire, visit Roadmastertires.com.

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About Cooper Tire
Cooper Tire, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT), specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations located in more than one dozen countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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