ORLANDO, Fla.—The 2017 Goodyear Customer Conference was the launching pad for the Fuel Max RSA, a commercial truck tire designed specifically to provide excellent fuel economy for regional/long haul driving.
The Fuel Max also offers excellent traction, long life and enhanced toughness for multi-stop driving in urban environments, Goodyear said, adding it represents a substantial advance over its predecessor, the G661 HSA.
"The Fuel Max RSA is for fleets that want greater fuel efficiency on a regional basis with a SmartWay-compliant tire," said Brian Buckham, Goodyear general manager, product marketing.
The customers Goodyear is targeting with the FuelMax, Buckham said, are regional/long haul fleets that operate mainly on highways but also experience some urban driving to make deliveries.
"A driver that goes from Columbus to Indianapolis, and stops in Dayton on the way, would be the perfect customer for the Fuel Max RSA," he said.
Goodyear's Fuel Max Technology contains cool-running compounds, as well as special tire construction and tread designs, to lower rolling resistance and improve fuel economy, the company said.