Drive and Steer Tires include long haul, regional models.

Press Release Summary:

Offering consistent performance in over the road applications, AMERI*STEEL S380A long haul steer tire exhibits increased tread life due to integrated decoupler groove. AMERI*STEEL D460 long haul/regional drive tire offers flexible, extended performance, and reliability. Regional tires include AMERI*STEEL S360, with all-position design and abrasion resistance, as well as AMERI*STEEL D450 drive tire, which is optimized for traction and customers requiring open shoulder design.

Original Press Release:

Continental Launches New Tire Line: AMERI*STEEL(TM) by General Tire(TM)

Continental Launches New Tire Line: AMERI*STEEL™ by General Tire™

• Includes long haul and regional products

• Drive and steer tires currently being produced

• Reliable tires for budget conscious customers

Fort Mill, SC - Fresh from the success of the General Tire 100th anniversary, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC is launching a new line of dependable commercial vehicle tires for 2016 branded AMERI*STEEL by General Tire. This new line of both long haul and regional products pays homage to past General Tire commercial truck tires and includes drive and steer tires that combine competitive affordability with trusted reliability of the Continental and General Tire brands.

“We’re very excited to offer a line of products for our customers who want a balance of both affordability and performance to suit their needs,” said Alex Chmiel, Marketing Director for commercial vehicles tires for Continental. “We recognize the market need for this level of product, and we’ve stepped up to make a high-quality line that will be produced locally here in the USA,” he added.


The AMERI*STEEL  S380A long haul steer tire features a decoupler groove that extends tread life and offers consistent performance in over the road applications. In addition, the AMERI*STEEL D460 long haul/regional drive tire offers flexible, long lasting performance and reliability.

The regional tires in this line include the AMERI*STEEL  S360 all-position design offering robust performance and competitive abrasion resistance. The AMERI*STEEL D450 drive tire design delivers optimal traction for those customers needing an open shoulder design.

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 212,000 people in 55 countries.

The Tire Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire-related solutions.


Kenneth James

Marketing Communication Manager

Commercial Vehicle Tires


Commercial Tire Division

1830 MacMillan Park Drive

Fort Mill, SC 29707

Ph.: 704-583-8682


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