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Low-rolling Resistance

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.

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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.

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.

Endurance RSA Tire Targets Regional Fleets

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

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.

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

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

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.