Low Rolling Resistance Tires

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March 20, 2017

On the Spot: How Tire Vibration Can Impact Fuel Efficiency [Video]

Equipment editor Jim Park caught up with IMI Products at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville to watch a demonstration of how vibration and rolling resistance can affect fuel efficiency. 

January 6, 2017

Bridgestone Developing SuperTire for Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II Project

Rather than go with an off-the-shelf tire, the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck II team is bringing Bridgestone on board to develop an ultra-low rolling resistance tire. The goal is a 30% reduction in rolling-resistance which equates to a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

October 3, 2016

Yokohama Announces New Ultra Wide Base Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has introduced the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base drive tire – a SmartWay verified tire designed for fuel efficiency.

January 26, 2016

Double Coin Drive Tire Scores SmartWay Verification

The Double Coin RLB450 drive position tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.

August 14, 2015

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.

June 8, 2015

Fuel Savings vs. Shorter Tire Life

Are low-rolling-resistance tires a cost-effective proposition? It’s not an easy question to answer. Chances are your low-rolling resistance tires are performing better than you think.

March 17, 2015

Goodyear Says It's Taking on Michelin for Fuel-Efficient Tire Leader

Goodyear wants to be the leader in fuel-efficient truck tires. Why? Because the number one concern of long-haul fleets across America is fuel costs.

March 10, 2015

TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires

Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among members about their own fleet operations.

March 5, 2015

Goodyear Rolls New Steer Tire into Fuel Max Lineup

Goodyear's new LHS steer tire joins the Fuel Max LHD G505D drive tire in in the company's premium low-rolling-resistance tire lineup.

October 30, 2014

Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified

Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

October 1, 2014

Goodyear Adds Fuel-Efficient G505D LHD Tire

Tests show savings of 0.9%, 1.3% and 2% against three comparable competitive tires would yield dollar savings of $672, $896 and $1,440 in fuel savings per truck, per year, Goodyear said

August 26, 2014

How Tires Affect Fuel Economy Testing

When setting out to evaluate a fuel-saving product, you don't want your numbers skewed by differences in rolling resistance from the tires. With some fuel-saving devices promising only marginal gains, the tires' contribution to the fuel consumption can adversely affect the apparent performance of the product. Here's what to watch for when setting up an evaluation or testing program.

August 12, 2014

Medium-Duty Tires Go Fuel-Efficient

The factors driving tire design for medium-duty trucks has changed. Today, tire makers must balance fuel efficiency and bulletproof durability to stand up to a harsh P&D environment.

July 22, 2014

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Tires

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

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