Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has signed a new agreement to make its commercial truck tyres the standard equipment used on all Volvo trucks produced for North America over the next three years.

"We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by this quality producer of premium commercial vehicles," said Goodyear's vice president, commercial tyre systems, Steve McClellan.

Truck tyres for Volvo vehicles are produced at Goodyear's manufacturing facilities in Danville, Virginia and Topeka, Kansas.

Goodyear will supply Volvo with the new-generation G395 LHS, as well as the complete commercial portfolio of line-haul, regional and vocational products.

In addition to the new agreement with Volvo Trucks North America, Goodyear also has renewed its current standard agreement with Mack Trucks, Inc., a subsidiary of the Volvo Group. The Mack agreement will run concurrent with the Volvo pact; both agreements extend to the end of October 2006.