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The new Bandag B123 FuelTech retread features a rib design to fight irregular tire wear and promote longer tread life, say Bridgestone officials.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread, a trailer-axle product that complements the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia truck tire.

In addition to low rolling resistance properties, the new Bandag retread sports an innovative rib design to fight irregular wear and enable longer tread life.

“The majority of a fleet’s fuel savings come from the drive and trailer tire positions, so we designed the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread to pair with Bridgestone Ecopia tires to maximize fleet savings,” says Keith Iwinski, director of marketing, Bandag, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

“Our fleet customers expect to optimize their tire investment with premium performance and extended tire life, which is why Bridgestone is committed to making mobility more efficient through new, innovative technologies, products and service.”

When used together, the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread and Bridgestone R123 Ecopia drive tire "can reduce energy loss by 4.7% and optimize fuel efficiency," according to Bridgestone officials.

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