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Goodyear Launches Fuel Max Tire For Regional/Long Haul Truck Fleets

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced a business truck tire that offers excellent fuel economy for regional/long haul driving and improved durability for driving in metropolitan environments, plus long miles to remediation and a high level of traction. “The new Fuel Max RSA has actually been created to provide various advantages to help lower the operating costs of regional/long haul fleets that operate primarily on-highway and have some exposure to city driving,” said Norberto Flores, marketing manager, Goodyear. “Regardless of the fact that fuel expenses have actually declined in current months, fuel performance will continue to be a prominent fleet requirement, which is why we’re extending Goodyear Fuel Max Innovation to local tires,” he said. In addition, the Fuel Max RSA contains Goodyear’s IntelliMax Rib Innovation, which supplies a stiffer tread area for lower rolling resistance, greater mileage as well as use, according to Flores. “The Fuel Max RSA likewise offers exceptional snow traction thanks to its innovative tread design and boasts a 20/32-inch tread depth for lower cost-per-mile,” he stated. The Fuel Max RSA is readily available in size 11R22.5, Load Variety G. Added sizes– consisting of 295/75R22.5 and 11R24.5 in Load Varies G and H, and 11R22.5 in Load Variety H– will be introduced in early 2016. “We are positive that this product will be enthusiastically embraced by fleets that are looking for an excellent all-around tire to assist boost their operational efficiency and lower their expenses,” stated Flores … See all stories on this topic Downspeeding: Divining the benefit for trucking A report issued yesterday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency(NACFE)that downspeeding– which means specification & rsquo; ing faster gear ratios to decrease the speed of the engine– can cut commercial truck fuel intake by 2 % to 3 %. OK, excellent: however exactly what does that indicates

in regards to dollars and cents for fleets? And are there any disadvantages to downspeeding fleets have to know? Mike Roeth, NACFE & rsquo; s executive director (at right), talked about some of those concerns in a conference call with reporters, keeping in mind that the near-record lows for diesel costs may influence the return on investment(ROI)downspeeding offers. & ldquo; For a & lsquo; classic & rsquo; over-the-road Class 8 tractor accruing 120,000 miles a year, a 1 % savings in fuel equates to approximately$700 yearly, & rdquo; he discussed. & ldquo; So a 2 % to 3 % fuel economy enhancement returns anywhere from$1,400 to$2,100 per year. & rdquo; However, that & rsquo; s computed with diesel prices at$ 3.75 to $3.85 per gallon, Roeth stressed. “Hence with diesel now below$2.50 a gallon, that & ldquo; return & rdquo; has to be cut by about a 3rd, he stated, implying the fuel economy enhancements save around $1,000 to$1,500 per year. Roeth added that those fuel conserving & ldquo; percentages & rdquo; are generated by lowering the engine RPMs(transformations’per minute)needed to keep a truck at highway speed– that & rsquo; s why this strategy is called & ldquo; downspeeding, & rdquo; after all– with a 1 % fuel cost savings accumulated for each 100 RPM decrease. Now, Roeth emphasized that downspeeding is not a brand-new endeavor in trucking circles; undoubtedly, it “& rsquo; s been in use for some two decades. The reason it & rsquo; s back in style now centers on the fast increase of fully-automatic gearboxes and automated mechanical transmissions( “AMT)that are much more specifically computer controlled than ever. & ldquo; That & rsquo; s the key enabler; electronically-controlled transmissions, & rdquo; he said. & ldquo; More exact moving can be … See all stories on this topic

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