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Goodyear unveils Fuel Max drive tire

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Goodyear unveils Fuel Max drive tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Fuel Max LHD G505D, a SmartWay-verified long haul drive tire that is available now.

“Goodyear has re-written the book on fuel efficiency with the Goodyear Fuel Max LHD G505D, says Brian Buckham, general manager, product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. 

"This tire is a must-have for fleets that are serious about reducing their cost-per-mile.”

Buckham says Goodyear’s exclusive Fuel Max Technology incorporates innovative fuel-efficient compounds, tire constructions and tread designs to lower the rolling resistance , which reduces truck fuel consumption.

In addition to fuel economy, the 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.

“Our goal is to help fleets lower their cost-per-mile,” says Buckham. “Helping them optimize their trucks’ fuel efficiency is a big part of this process. With the introduction of the Goodyear Fuel Max LHD G505D, Goodyear is staking its claim as North America’s long haul drive tire fuel economy leader.”

Goodyear previewed the tire at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in March. The tire is available in size 295/75R22/5, Load Range G.

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