The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced Wednesday what it claims to be the most fuel-efficient long haul drive tire in North America.
Available now, the Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D saves, on average, $1,444 worth of fuel per truck, per year, compared to the Michelin X Line Energy D, the company says.
The Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D also saves, on average $896 of fuel per truck, per year, compared to the Continental EcoPlus HD3; and $672 of fuel per truck, per year, compared to the Bridgestone M710 Ecopia.
“Fuel is the number-one cost for trucking fleets,” says Brian Buckham, general manager, product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “Goodyear has re-written the book on fuel efficiency with the Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D. This tire is a must-have for fleets that are serious about reducing their cost-per-mile.”
Goodyear says the SmartWay-verified Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D improves truck fuel economy by, on average, 2% compared to the Michelin X Line Energy D; 1.3% compared to the Continental EcoPlus HD3; and .9% compared to the Bridgestone M710 Ecopia.
In addition to superior fuel economy, the Goodyear FUEL MAX LHD G505D also features a highly siped center rib and lateral grooves to help enhance all-season traction; Goodyear’s Tredlock Technology, which contains interlocking micro-grooves and a wide tread to help stabilize the tread for long life and enhanced toughness; a steel-belt casing package for toughness, endurance and robust retreadability; and penetration protectors to help resist stone drilling, which also enhances casing retreadability.