Yokohama Tire Introduces the 715R™, a SmartWay®-verified Open Shoulder Regional Drive Tire

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Yokohama Tire continues to help fleets optimize their operations with the launch of the 715R™, a new open shoulder regional drive tire.

Manufactured at Yokohama’s plant in West Point, Mississippi, the 715R is SmartWay®-verified for low rolling resistance and available in a 11R22.5. Three more sizes – 295/75R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5 – will arrive in early 2020.

“The deep-tread, 715R is the answer for fleets looking to maximize traction and boost their bottom line by having tires that provide long, even wear, an open shoulder design and fuel efficiency,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial and OTR product planning. “The 715R also offers high retreadability, so it truly delivers the performance and value fleets require.”

Benefits of the 715R include:

-- Longer wear, which is achieved by a deep 26/32-inch tread pattern, along with an advanced tread design featuring strategically placed tie bars that control block movement and significantly minimize heel/toe wear.

-- Maximum traction, thanks to sturdy, open shoulder blocks that are precisely spaced and help minimize the retention of foreign objects.

-- Fuel efficiency, which is ensured by Yokohama’s exclusive compound that’s cut and chip resistant and reduces rolling resistance for a more efficient operation.

-- Higher load capacity, provided by 16-ply construction and an H load-rating means carrying heavier payloads with ease.

More details on Yokohama’s commercial tires at

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Celebrating its 50th year in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit, or

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