Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions releases new fuel economy guide

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With fuel becoming a fleet’s number one expense, Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions is releasing its fourth comprehensive fuel economy guide for large trucks. “Tires & Truck Fuel Economy – a New Perspective” looks at what BBTS has learned over a quarter-century of studying the relationship of tires to large truck fuel economy.

“Our customers have told us that trucking is a business of pennies,” says Singh Ahluwalia, BBTS president of sales and marketing. “And the same is true for fuel economy. There’s no one single thing you can do to be a financial success in the trucking business, and there’s no one single thing you can do to maximize your fuel economy. The good news is, practically everyone can do a better job of getting the most out of a gallon of fuel. ‘Tires & Truck Fuel Economy’ provides fleet customers with practical recommendations that take into consideration the real-world factors that affect fuel economy.”

While the cost of fuel certainly has changed since the fuel economy guide first appeared in 1984, the questions fleets ask haven’t. In addition to focusing how tires fit into the overall fuel economy picture, “Tires & Truck Fuel Economy” addresses how speed affects fuel economy, how to select the best tire for a fleet operation, and how to balance the cost of tires over their lifetime with their effect on fuel economy.

This guide is a Special Edition of BBTS’ award-winning “Real Answers” magazine. Fleets who wish to receive a copy can ask their Bridgestone Bandag sales representative, call 888-694-0469 or go to and click on the “Catalogs and Reference” button to fill out the “mail to me” e-mail form.