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Image: Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas has released its new Firestone FD692 drive tire, touted as a fuel-efficient, SmartWay-verified, and CARB-compliant tire by the company. Engineered with 400% more biting edges than the previous model and Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification, the Firestone FD692 tire was made for wet and winter weather conditions.

“This new tire is uniquely designed with the latest technological advancements to achieve the long-lasting wear, efficiency and dependability that hard-working fleets demand from their tires,” said Ben Johnson, marketing director, truck and bus radial tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Other features of the Firestone FD692 drive tire include:

  • High-rigidity tread pattern to control movement of the tire’s tread blocks for even wear and reduced rolling resistance
  • Proprietary sidewall technology and design to limit heat loss, improve fuel efficiency and reduce overall tire weight without sacrificing durability
  • Stone rejector platform to increase retreadability of the casing by preventing trapped stones from pushing into tread grooves and piercing the tire’s belt layer

The new Firestone FD692 tire is now available in four sizes in the U.S. and Canada.