Cooper Tire announced that its Cooper brand truck and bus radial (TBR) tires have been selected as standard on Blue Bird school buses.
“We are very pleased to be selected by Blue Bird as original equipment on their high quality school buses that transport children to and from school every day across North America. Both Cooper and Blue Bird have a long history of producing exceptional products, and we are thrilled to be working together through this new partnership,” said Gary Schroeder, Executive Director of Cooper’s Truck and Bus Tire Business.
Launched earlier this year, Cooper brand TBR tires are designed to deliver quality and value. The WORK Series line, which has been developed specifically for buses – as well as regional-haul, pick-up and delivery applications – offers a wide tread footprint to maximize traction. The tire balances fuel efficiency and tread life with scrub-resistant properties, and offers a full-width, four-steel belt package to provide the casing integrity needed to handle multiple retreads.
“We are looking forward to offering Cooper tires as standard on all of our buses,” said Mark Terry, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Bird Corporation. “Cooper has created a product that meets our need for safety in the transportation of students every day. Plus, it has a great, seven-year warranty with up to two retreads, making it a cost efficient solution for our customers.”
Cooper Work Series TBR tires will now be installed as the standard tire on all of Blue Bird’s buses, which are manufactured at the company’s production plant in Fort Valley, Georgia.