Goodyear’s New Fuel Max Tire

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Goodyear has introduced a new truck tire that’s claimed to provide “excellent” fuel economy as well as enhanced toughness.

Goodyear's new Fuel Max RSA truck tireIt’s intended to help lower the operating costs of regional/long-haul fleets that operate mainly on-highway but have some exposure to urban work.

The Fuel Max RSA, which is SmartWay-compliant, features Goodyear Fuel Max technology, which contains cool-running compounds to lower tire rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency. There’s also a ‘tri-layer’ compound for exceptional mileage, rolling resistance and curb impact resistance.

The non-evolving tread helps maintain traction through the tire’s life cycle, and its super-tensile steel belts add stability and toughness.

Goodyear’s Unisteel casing construction allows for optimal retreadability, and a computer-optimized tread design and footprint mean more miles to removal.

The Fuel Max RSA also contains Goodyear’s IntelliMax rib technology, which is said to provide a stiffer tread area for lower rolling resistance, higher mileage, and even wear.

The manufacturer also says the tire offers “outstanding snow traction” thanks to its innovative tread design, and boasts a 20/32-in. tread depth.

The Fuel Max RSA 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.

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

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