This trailer retread is designed to complement the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia tire. - Photo: Bridgestone

This trailer retread is designed to complement the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia tire.

Photo: Bridgestone

Bridgestone has launched a new Bandag retread designed to complement the Bridgestone Ecopia Tire line for fuel savings.

This trailer retread is designed to complement the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia tire in design and performance to help fleets reduce fuel cost. Through an innovative rib design, the Bandag B123 retread is engineered to fight irregular wear and enable longer tread life for fleets, according to the company. 

“The majority of a fleet’s fuel savings come from the drive and trailer tire positions, so we designed the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread to pair with Bridgestone Ecopia tires to maximize fleet savings,” said Keith Iwinski, director of marketing, Bandag.

When used together, the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread and Bridgestone R123 Ecopia trailer tire can reduce energy loss by 4.7% and optimize fuel efficiency, according to Bridgestone.

The Ecopia tire line was designed to offer fleets retreadability benefits, engineered with new casing technology to lower rolling resistance and extend treadwear, in addition to meeting SmartWay verification and California Air Resources Board compliance.