Sumitomo Tires introduces its ST948 SE, a premium series, deep tread SmartWay-verified closed shoulder drive tire.

Sumitomo says the new tire offers significant improvements in mileage and wear performance over past models. It also features a 30/32 in. tread depth, advanced tread compounds to combat irregular wear (to increase miles to removal), and a wide footprint to distribute weight over a wider contact patch.

Equipped with the latest advancements in S-Tech Design to maximize original tread life and lower rolling resistance, Sumitomo says the ST948 SE is best suited for long distance, coast-to-coast operations. A unique combination of superior compounding and deep tread design give the ST948 SE better fuel efficiency to improve a fleet’s operating costs, the company adds.

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