New SmartWay-verified Firestone drive tire

05.20.Firestone drive tire-minBridgestone Americas introduces the new Firestone FD692 drive tire, offering fleets a fuel-efficient, SmartWay verified and California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant tire backed by the Firestone brand.

Engineered with 400 percent more biting edges than its predecessor and Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification, Bridgestone says the Firestone FD692 tire provides dependable performance in wet and winter weather conditions.

“Bridgestone is committed to making mobility more efficient for fleets, which is why we are launching the new Firestone FD692 fuel-efficient drive tire to help fleets capitalize on the full performance potential of their valuable tire assets,” says Ben Johnson, marketing director, truck and bus radial tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). “This new tire is uniquely designed with the latest technological advancements to achieve the long-lasting wear, efficiency and dependability that hard-working fleets demand from their tires.”

The company says other features of the Firestone FD692 drive tire include a high-rigidity tread pattern to control movement of the tire’s tread blocks for even wear and reduced rolling resistance; proprietary sidewall technology and design to limit heat loss, improve fuel efficiency and reduce overall tire weight without sacrificing durability; and stone rejector platform to increase retreadability of the casing by preventing trapped stones from pushing into tread grooves and piercing the tire’s belt layer.

The new Firestone FD692 tire is now available in four sizes in the U.S. and Canada, the company says.

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