August 17, 2018 11:30 AM, EDT

Bridgestone Launches New Drive Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the expansion of its Firestone commercial truck tire portfolio with the launch of the Firestone FD711 drive tire.


It engineered the tire for long-lasting performance in high-scrub and high-traction applications, including longhaul and regional service, pickup-and-delivery service and light to moderate on- and off-highway environments, according to the Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer.

Among its features are a slow wearing cap compound with a cool-running base to protect the tire’s casing from damaging heat and four-belt construction to combat casing penetration for improved durability and retread capability.

The FD711 tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes in the United States and Canada. It is backed by the Firestone 90-day buy-and-try guarantee.

Bridgestone Americas is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., the world’s largest tire and rubber company.