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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced Feb. 3 a new tire management system for commercial fleets that combines tire monitoring and service capabilities, as well as new tire sizes.
Goodyear Tire Management is a suite of products and services that monitors tires and provides information to activate tire service where needed, allowing companies to focus on fleet management and business operations.
“Businesses have a lot riding on their tire investments,” said Johnny McIntosh, Goodyear’s director of integrated solutions and tire management. “Their ability to deliver goods and services for their customers is dependent on reliable mobility.”
The Akron, Ohio-based company said the suite of products and services will help reduce downtime and improve fleet operations.
“Poorly managed tires can affect the overall tire life, fuel efficiency and vehicle uptime,” McIntosh said. “That’s why we have introduced Tire Management and remain committed to helping fleets achieve operational and financial efficiencies.”
Goodyear Tire Management focuses on four primary products:
- Goodyear Tire Optix, which is a digital inspection tool set that detects tire data.
- Goodyear CheckPoint, a drive-over reader device that provides automated inspections of tire pressure and tread depth.
- Goodyear TPMS Plus, a monitoring system that evaluates tire conditions in real time.
- Goodyear TireReady, a tire management solution that is custom designed to meet the specific needs of a fleet.
Additionally, the company introduced three tire sizes for its tire line Fuel Max RTD (regional traction drive) that will be available in the second quarter at its store and original equipment dealers.
The line is currently available in 11R22.5 and 255/70R22.5. By the second quarter, the tire will be available in sizes 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5 and 295/75R22.5.
These tires balance fuel efficiency with traction and long miles.
The company said the move came in response to the rapidly growing regional-haul trucking segment.
Compliant with Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards, the tire also contains a low-rolling resistance compound.
“Ideal applications for this tire cover a wide range of vehicle types, including straight trucks, day cabs, box trucks, heavy-duty pickups, utility vehicles and any regional truck that requires extra traction in all weather conditions,” the company said.
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