Bridgestone’s New Steer Tire

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The new Bridgestone R283A Ecopia steer tireBridgestone R283A Ecopia tire was engineered to deliver best-in-class performance for commercial trucking fleets, the company says. The tire is for long- and regional-haul service, using “advanced” technologies to offer what the company calls a superior combination of wear life and fuel efficiency.

The R283A Ecopia features several performance enhancements over its predecessor, the R283 Ecopia, designed to deliver 21% longer wear life and 3% better rolling resistance.

These gains are achieved through:

‘IntelliShape’ sidewall design that has less bead-filler volume, reducing weight and minimizing rolling resistance without compromising casing durability and retreadability.

The tread compound works with Bridgestone’s patented NanoPro-Tech polymer technology to limit energy loss and contribute to longer wear life.

A lower cap/base junction delays exposure to the base compound, reducing the occurrence of irregular wear and allowing tires to travel further between retreading and replacement.

The R283A Ecopia includes other casing features such as Bridgestone’s proprietary shoulder design that optimizes the footprint for long, even wear, and ‘Fuel Saver’ sidewall to reduce heat generation and energy loss.

Other R283A Ecopia tire features include a 4-rib design to enhance tread stiffness and promote fuel economy.

The new tire is SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board compliant. The tire is available now in sizes 295/75R22.5 and 11R24.5, and will be available in 285/75R24.5 and 11R22.5 sizes by April.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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