Low-rolling Resistance

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June 24, 2016

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.

May 4, 2016

Uniroyal Trailer Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.

March 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Loading

Volvo Trucks offers a unique 6x2 tractor platform, where the rear axle does the driving while the forward axle in the tandem group goes along for the ride.  This Focus On video explains how Adaptive Loading works, and features an interview with one of the first fleets in North America to use the system.

March 1, 2016

Equal Flexx Absorbs Wheel End Vibrations

IMI has unveiled the Equal Flexx internal balancing compound designed to improve fuel economy, remove wheel-end vibration and increase tire mileage.

January 29, 2016

Endurance RSA Tire Targets Regional Fleets

Goodyear’s Endurance RSA tire is designed for fuel efficiency and durability in regional and urban delivery applications.

March 8, 2015

Goodyear's San Angelo Proving Grounds

Goodyear has a 7,000 acre testing and proving grounds in San Angelo, Texas, about 300 miles southwest of Dallas. Heavy Duty Trucking spent a day there in early March observing some of the tests and learning about the company's latest FuelMax tires.

February 18, 2014

Michelin Adds XMulti Energy Z Tire for ‘Super Regional’ Applications

Low-rolling-resistance steer-axle tire joins a drive-axle version introduced last year.

March 25, 2013

Michelin Offers New Tire, Retread Options

Customer now have two more Michelin tire option to choose from; the X Line Energy T trailer tire, and the X Line Energy D Pre-Mold drive tire retread.

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