-  Image: Bridgestone

Image: Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas recently added the FuelTech Drive retread for the drive wheel position to its Bandag MaxTread line, a SmartWay-verified, closed-shoulder retread that is also California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant.

“The new MaxTread FuelTech Drive retread is a fuel-efficient tire solution that maximizes mileage and performance,” said Keith Iwinski, director of marketing, Bandag, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Ideal for fleets operating in truckload and less-than-truckload applications, this drive tire position retread delivers reliable and sustainable tire performance positively impacting a fleet’s bottom line.”

The MaxTread FuelTech Drive tire was designed to reduce energy loss, lowering rolling resistance for optimum fuel efficiency, according to the company. The tire also offers multiple gripping edges and a siped tread design for improved traction on wet and dry surfaces.

Introduced earlier this year, the Bandag MaxTread line features Bandag retreads as a standalone, single unit tire solution, rather than a traditional tire cap and casing offering. The line includes trailer, drive and all-position fitments for light truck, waste, long haul, severe service, and pickup and delivery applications, and includes nine retread patterns:

  • Drive position: BDM, BDLT, BDV, DR5.3, DR4.3, FuelTech Drive
  • Trailer position: TR4.1, Eclipse SST
  • All-position: BRM

Each Bandag MaxTread tire is locally retreaded and backed by a lifetime limited warranty featuring 100% coverage for the life of the tread.