Bridgestone Introduces Firestone FD694 Truck Tire

April 4, 2023

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has rolled out the Firestone FD694, a drive tire designed to deliver “exceptional mileage” for long-haul and regional truck applications.

“Lon- haul and regional trucking fleets face a unique set of challenges: varied weather patterns, unpredictable roadways and pressure to efficiently deliver goods on time,” says Chris Tavares, executive director, commercial marketing, Bridgestone Americas.

“With the FD694, we set out to build a tire that offers more of everything for fleets of any size. The FD694 is designed to work harder to deliver more wear resistance, more durability and more traction in all conditions, all with the trusted Firestone brand.”

The Firestone FD694 drive tire is currently available in size 295/75R22.5 and will soon be available in three additional sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5, and 285/75R24.5.

The tire features a deep and high rigidity tread pattern with a solid shoulder design that offers long, even wear across a wide range of applications; a wear-resistant tread compound; a cap/base compound engineered to enhance retreadability by protecting the casing from heat; wide shoulder and center grooves to help provide solid grip on wet roads; a casing optimized to fight irregular wear; and stone rejector platforms to help protect against hazards penetrating the belt layer.

According to Bridgestone officials, when paired with Bandag retreads, the Firestone FD694 tire helps to “reduce operating cost and environmental impacts, maximizing fleet uptime and sustainability.”

The FD694 can also be supported by solutions like the Bridgestone Fleet Care tire monitoring service, IntelliTire, which provides real-time data on tire pressure monitoring, temperature and speed to detect and avoid tire issues before they happen.