Speedco Introduces Nationwide Battery Service Program with Interstate Batteries®

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

All-inclusive battery offering designed to help owner-operators and fleet customers maximize uptime

NASHVILLE – Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced the nationwide launch of battery services at Speedco, a leading provider of on-highway preventive maintenance and tire service for the commercial trucking industry. The all-inclusive battery service program at all Speedco locations includes free battery testing and the addition of Interstate Batteries© to the service center’s product offering.

“Speedco is working to defeat downtime by providing owner-operators and fleets the essential products and solutions their trucks need matched with the best customer service possible,” said Chris Ripani, president, Speedco. “Batteries are an important part of that equation. Our free battery testing and the addition of battery replacement to our service offering will continue to make Speedco a convenient and trusted provider in the trucking industry.”

All Speedco locations will now offer Interstate Group 31 Commercial Truck batteries. Designed to maximize mileage with little maintenance, Interstate Batteries meet or exceed original equipment (OE) specifications. Battery features include:

•    Maintenance-free design to endure the tough demands of the road
•    High cycling technology to maximize performance and battery life
•    Vibration protection to protect against extreme heat and vibration
•    Suitcase handle for easy installation
•    Single-port vent system for minimal water loss

Speedco serves fleets and owner-operators at more than 50 locations across the United States with plans to expand its footprint to bring full-service solutions to truckers in more high-traffic areas. To learn more about Speedco, visit www.speedco.com.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:

Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

About Speedco, Inc.:
Speedco Inc. is a provider of on-highway preventative maintenance and tire service to the commercial trucking industry. Speedco has 51 on-highways locations across the nation. Speedco is a wholly- owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC.