ZC Rubber has announced that The Transport Company, the Thai state-owned bus company, is including the Westlake CR976A truck tire (in 10.00R20) as original equipment on the company’s city buses operating in Bangkok.
The Transport Company operates under Thailand’s Ministry of Transport and offers bus services between Bangkok and various provinces.
A representative of The Transport Company said, “The tire provides superior mileage and fuel efficiency, which are very important to our operation efficiency. We are pleased with the value that these tires provide while running our buses.”
The Westlake CR976A is a commercial tire designed for use on trucks and buses (in all positions). The CR976A features a shallower tread depth that resists tread squirm and irregular wear, a high ply rating for strength and durability, built-in stone ejectors to protect the casing from damage, and four circumferential grooves that evacuate water out of the tread to boost wet traction.
A statement from ZC Rubber also revealed that the two companies are considering the possibility of further collaboration on the installation of other tires on a greater number of buses.