Canadian fleets purchase about 250 new tires per year on average and more than 300 retreads. The ratio of retreads to new tires is around 3:1 for fleets that do retread, however the ratio indicated in...
Canadian fleets purchase about 250 new tires per year on average and more than 300 retreads. The ratio of retreads to new tires is around 3:1 for fleets that do retread, however the ratio indicated in the accompanying chart is impacted by fleets which do not retread or do not retread at normal industry averages. Owner/operators buy 20 new tires per year and go through about 12 retreads.
When buying tires, owner/operators place a great deal of weight on the traction and handling provided by the tire. They also greatly value the quality of the manufacturing that goes into making the tire and want to be sure the treadwear offers the longest possible run-out mileage. The ability of the tire to offer low rolling resistance and pro-vide improved fuel economy rounds out the top four considerations when purchasing. The fleet manager perspective is almost identical with the exception of placing a higher value on a tire’s retreadability.
Fifty-four per cent of fleets have a national account tire programs through a major tire manufacturer, according to our Transportation Media Research survey.
Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry. All posts by Truck News