The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the new Fuel Max RSD tire and three new UniCircle retread products – the Fuel Max RSD, Fuel Max RTD and UltraGrip RTD.
The Goodyear Fuel Max RSD (Regional Service Drive) is a super-regional drive tire that offers enhanced fuel efficiency, mileage and traction for super-regional driving fleets, the fastest-growing trucking segment. Tread compounds help resist tearing and improve miles to removal. The Fuel Max RSD is designed to accommodate single axle day cab configurations that travel in both cities and on the highway and features high scrub resistance for tight turns.
To help regional fleets extend the life of their tires, Goodyear is also introducing three new premium spliceless UniCircle retreads:
- Fuel Max RSD (Regional Service Drive) UniCircle Retread, the matching tread design to the new Fuel Max RSD drive tire, with deep traction features for enhanced traction as the tire wears and is SmartWay verified for fuel-efficiency.
- Fuel Max RTD (Regional Traction Drive) UniCircle Retread, the matching tread design to the recently launched Fuel Max RTD premium regional drive tire, with an open-shoulder design that maximizes traction and long miles to removal. It carries the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation and is SmartWay verified for fuel-efficiency.
- UltraGrip RTD (Regional Traction Drive) UniCircle Retread, the matching tread design to Goodyear’s best all-season regional drive tire for traction and grip – the UltraGrip RTD. Its evolving open-shoulder design with biting edges and sipes earned it the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation for traction even at 50 percent worn.
Goodyear UniCircle retreads offer a seamless tread design that adheres closely to the tire casing and delivers a precise fit without the need for splicing, which improves retread uniformity and driver confidence.
With an anticipated mid-2021 launch, these regional UniCircle retreads will be available in popular sizes. The Fuel Max RSD drive tire will initially launch in 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G), with additional sizes rolling out in 2022.