The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced that its new fuel-efficient G662 RSA Fuel Max has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay verification. The tire, which also is California Air Resources Board-compliant, is a rugged all-position regional tire with a deep tread, enhanced tread design and scrub-resistant compounds to help maximize tire life in urban and regional driving conditions.
“We feel the G662 RSA Fuel Max offers customers incredible, tough performance for regional use, with fuel savings of up to 4 percent over our standard regional tires,” says Donn Kramer, Goodyear’s director of marketing for commercial tires.
The G662 RSA joins Goodyear’s EPA SmartWay Verified Technology long-haul tires (the G395 LHS steer, G305 LHD drive and G316 LHT trail), plus Dunlop’s FM series for long-haul (SP 384 FM steer tire, SP 456 FM drive tire and SP 193 FM trail).
“The local haul and regional segments are diverse and a tough environment for wear on commercial tires,” Kramer says. “With the potential for scrubbing and curbing, fleets want tires that are robust and able to provide a low cost-per-mile through multiple retreads. Users of the G662 RSA Fuel Max not only can get premium performance and long tread life – they know the EPA has labeled it with specific standards for fuel efficiency and rolling resistance.”