Goodyear launch most fuel efficient long haul tire
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 17:00
Most fuel efficient long haul tire in America
Average saving listed at $1,444
Fuel is the average fleet’s top expense, so any innovation in regards to reducing fuel consumption is like music to a fleet managers ears as reducing that is one of the keys to reducing a fleet’s operating costs.
Although only just launched in the US, Goodyear have recently introduced the FUEL MAX LHD G505D which they say is the most fuel-efficient long haul drive tire in North America. The company states that the tire saves, on average, $1,444 worth of fuel per truck per year compared to other leading tire brands such as the Michelin X Line Energy D.
“Goodyear has re-written the book on fuel efficiency with the Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D,” said Brian Buckham, general manager of commercial product marketing at Goodyear. “This tire is a must-have for fleets that are serious about reducing their cost-per-mile.”
In addition to fuel economy, the tire also features:
- A highly siped center rib and lateral grooves to help enhance all-season traction
- Goodyear’s Tredlock Technology, which contains interlocking micro-grooves and a wide tread to help stabilize the tread for long life and enhanced toughness
- A steel-belt casing package for toughness, endurance and robust retreadability
- Penetration protectors to help resist stone drilling, which also enhances casing retreadability
“Our goal is to help fleets lower their cost-per-mile,” said Buckham. “Helping them optimize their trucks’ fuel efficiency is a big part of this process. With the introduction of the Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D, Goodyear is staking its claim as North America’s long haul drive tire fuel economy leader.”
With these factors in mind, it is only a matter of time before the tire arrives on these shores.