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April 12, 2019 12:45 PM, EDT

Bridgestone Adds Ecopia Steer Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the launch of its Bridgestone R284 Ecopia steer tire, which is designed for improved fuel economy, enhanced treadwear and is SmartWay-certified for low rolling resistance.

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The tire features a tread compound for long wear life and patented NanoPro-Tech polymer technology for a 5% improvement in rolling resistance compared with the Ecopia R283A steer tire — based on rolling resistance measurements on 16 ply tires sized 295/75R22.5. But results may vary, according to the Nashville, Tenn.-based company.

“Bridgestone launched the R284 Ecopia tire to … maximize fuel efficiency and lower the total cost of tire ownership,” Kyle Chen, brand manager for truck and bus radial tires, United States and Canada, said in a company statement. — Transport Topics