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Two Bridgestone regional tires endorsed by EPA SmartWay program

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Two more Bridgestone truck tires have gained entry into the US EPA SmartWay Transport ...

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Two more Bridgestone truck tires have gained entry into the US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership program.

The R260F and R250F all-position regional tires are the latest to be endorsed by the program. Both tires are geared towards promoting long tread life and low cost-per-mile in high-scrub urban environments, Bridgestone claims.

“This is a tremendous benefit for our customers participating in SmartWay,” said Chris Hoffman, manager, TBR and retread product marketing, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions. “Until now, most tires approved for SmartWay-certified vehicles were long-distance radials, which aren’t built for the high-scrub environments encountered by beverage hauling, package and parcel delivery, grocery, food service, and other P&D operations. Adding the R260F and R250F to the verified technology list allows SmartWay fleets to specify the right tire for the job.”

The R260F has a 22/32-inch tread depth and is geared towards regional and urban service. It features a Equalizer Rib to fight irregular wear and groove-bottom platforms to improve retreadability, the company says. It also has thick protector ribs on the sidewalls to fight curbing.

The R250F is intended for brutal urban and local P&D applications in steer and trailer positions. Both sidewalls feature protector ribs to reduce damage from scrubbing and curbing and the casing includes four steel belts with an all-steel casing ply for long life and retreadability, according to the company.

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