Dec 2, 2013 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Launches M749 Drive Radial For Long-Haul And Regional Service Auto Haulers

New tire is market first for Bridgestone

Today, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced the launch of the Bridgestone M749 Drive Radial Tire. This is the first tire Bridgestone has designed specifically for long- and regional-haul auto-haul transportation vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian market.

“The M749 comes in a new size unique to the Bridgestone lineup – 295/60R22.5,” says Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “This new product is built to withstand the carrying capacity demands of the auto-haul segment while also maintaining the maximum sustained speed necessary when traveling long stretches of highway.”

Additional features of the Bridgestone M749 include:


  • Patented WavedBelt™ design to minimize belt stress at the edges and  preserve casing durability and reduce casing growth
  • Tie bars to control movement of the shoulder tread block for low rolling resistance and long, even wear
  • Multiple cross-rib sipes to improve traction by slicing through water for a solid grip on wet roads
  • Flexible Groove Fence partitions in the tire groove to dampen noise production.


The Bridgestone M749 is available today in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit