Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company introduced a new fuel efficient, long haul drive tire for North America.
The Fuel Max LHD G505D is SmartWay-verified and designed to improve fuel economy by incorporating fuel-efficient compounds, tire constructions and tread designs to lower the rolling resistance of the tires.
“Fuel is the number-one cost for trucking fleets,” said Brian Buckham, general manager of product marketing at Goodyear. “This tire is a must have for fleets that are serious about reducing their cost-per-mile.”
The new features of the tire include:
- A highly siped center rib and lateral grooves for better all season traction.
- Goodyear Tredlock technology which contains interlocking micro-grooves and a wide tread to help stabilize the tread.
- A steel-belt casing package for toughness, endurance and better retreadabilty.
- Penetration protectors to resist stone drilling.
"Our goal is to help fleets lower their cost-per-mile," said Buckham. "Helping them optimize their truck's efficiency is a big part of this process."