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Louisiana Oil Field Trucker Wins Pair of GT Radial Steer Tires


A steady stream of attendees at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) on August 22-24 in Dallas,TX, visited the GT Radial booth to check out the GT Radial commercial tire line and talk to the company’s commercial sales team.

One of those visitors was Ken Augustine of Iowa, LA, who was very glad he stopped by the GT Radial booth; he was one of about 300 who entered a drawing for a pair of GSL213FS long haul steer tires. He was the winner!

Augustine says he will select the 16 ply version of the SmartWay-verified steer tire for his 2003 Peterbilt 379 to handle the harsh conditions he faces in the Louisiana oil fields.

"There were over 50,000 attendees at this year's show interested in checking out the vendors' products with benefits to their fleet," said Justin Wright, Product Marketing Manager, Commercial Tires, for GITI Tire USA, which markets and sells GT Radial tires in America.

GT Radial truck tires receiving strong interest at GATS, which is the nation’s second largest trucking show, included the:

• GT01 mixed service all-position tire designed for heavy front axles.
• GT668 regional drive tire that provides long tread life and reliable traction.
• SmartWay-verified GSL213FS long haul steer tire which is now available in 16 ply.
• GT979FS long haul trailer tire which has also received SmartWay verification.
• SmartWay-verified GT669+FS long haul drive tire featuring a special compound and tread design for long tread life.
• GT279 regional steer tire for highway regional application

“We want to congratulate Ken on winning our tire drawing and thank everyone who came by our booth. It was a great show!” Wright said.



- SmartWay verified long haul steer tire with fuel saving compound

- Extra wide and deep tread for long wear

- Robust casing for excellent retreadabilty

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- SmartWay verified steer tire for regional highway applications

- Deep tread for long tread life

- Five straight rib pattern for reliable control and handling

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  • Trailer
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