The Fuel Max RSA is a new regional/long haul fuel-saving tire being rolled out by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. that is also designed with “enhanced toughness” for driving in urban environments as well as long miles to removal and a high level of traction.
“The new Fuel Max RSA (seen at right) has been designed to deliver numerous benefits to help lower the operating costs for regional/long-haul fleets that operate mainly on-highway and have some exposure to urban driving,” noted Norberto Flores, Goodyear’s marketing manager, in a statement.
“Despite the fact that fuel costs have declined in recent months, fuel efficiency will remain a prominent fleet requirement,” he added. “That is why we’re extending Goodyear Fuel Max Technology to regional tires.”
The Fuel Max RSA, which is SmartWay-compliant, offers other features as well, Flores said:
- Goodyear Fuel Max technology, which contains cool-running compounds to lower tire rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency;
- A tri-layer compound for longer mileage, less rolling resistance and greater curb impact resistance;
- A “non-evolving” tread to help maintain traction through the tire’s lifecycle;
- Super-tensile steel belts to add stability and enhance toughness
- Goodyear Unisteel casing construction to enhance retread capability;
- A computer-optimized tread design and footprint for more miles to removal;
- Goodyear’s IntelliMax Rib Technology, which provides a stiffer tread area for lower rolling resistance, more even wear, and higher mileage.
“The Fuel Max RSA also offers outstanding snow traction thanks to its innovative tread design and boasts a 20/32-inch tread depth for lower cost-per-mile,” Flores added.
Goodyear noted that its new Fuel Max RSA is available in size 11R22.5, Load Range G.
Additional sizes – including 295/75R22.5 and 11R24.5 in Load Ranges G and H, and 11R22.5 in Load Range H – will be introduced in early 2016, the company noted.