AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has unveiled a commercial truck tire – the Fuel Max RSA – that it says is ideal for regional/long haul driving because it combines enhanced toughness for urban environments and long miles to removal.
“The new Fuel Max RSA has been designed to deliver numerous benefits to help lower the operating costs of regional/long haul fleets that operate mainly on-highway and have some exposure to urban driving,” said Norberto Flores, marketing manager, Goodyear.
“Despite the fact that fuel costs have declined in recent months, fuel efficiency will remain a prominent fleet requirement, which is why we’re extending Goodyear Fuel Max Technology to regional tires,” he added.
Goodyear says the new tire is SmartWay compliant and features a tri-layer compound which helps with mileage and rolling resistance. It also has a unique tread design for more miles to removal.
“The Fuel Max RSA also offers outstanding snow traction thanks to its innovative tread design and boasts a 20/32-inch tread depth for lower cost-per-mile,” Flores said.
The new tire is available in size 11R22.5, Load Range G. Additional sizes – including 295/75R22.5 and 11R24.5 in Load Ranges G and H, and 11R22.5 in Load Range H – will be introduced in early 2016.
“We are confident that this product will be enthusiastically embraced by fleets that are looking for an excellent all-around tire to help enhance their operational efficiency and lower their costs,” said Flores.