AKRON, Ohio – Today Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has introduced the most fuel-efficient tire in North America for long-haulers.
The new Fuel Max LHD G505D is available for purchase now, the company announced, and on average saves $1,444 in fuel per truck per year, compared to the Michelin X Line Energy D. The company says the tire also saves $896 of fuel per truck per year compared to the Continental EcoPlus HD3 and $672 of fuel per truck, per year compared to the Bridgestone M710 Ecopia.
“Fuel is the number-one cost for trucking fleets,” said Brian Buckham, general manager, product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “Goodyear has re-written the book on fuel efficiency with the Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D. This tire is a must-have for fleets that are serious about reducing their cost-per-mile.”
The new tire is also SmartWay certified.
“Goodyear’s exclusive Fuel Max Technology incorporates innovative fuel-efficient compounds, tire constructions and tread designs to lower the rolling resistance of our tires, which reduces truck fuel consumption,” says Buckham.
The Goodyear Fuel Mac LHD G505D also has a siped centre rib and lateral grooves to help all-season traction and a steel-belt casing package among other features.
“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.”
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