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June 21, 2018 3:00 PM, EDT

Goodyear Launches New Steer Tire for Longhaul Operations

Goodyear Endurance LHD tire The Endurance LHD drive tire (shown) will get a companion Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications. (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced its Endurance LHS steer tire for longhaul applications, which complements its Endurance LHD drive tire.

“Longhaul fleets are the biggest segment of the North American trucking market,” Mahesh Kavaturu, marketing manager for commercial longhaul and regional products, said in a statement. “When it comes to tires, these companies measure every mile. And they want to get as many miles as possible out of their tire investment, without sacrificing other performance benefits like fuel efficiency, even wear and traction.

“We believe that the new Goodyear Endurance LHS, along with the Goodyear Endurance LHD, can help fleets achieve this balance and ultimately lower their operating costs.”

The LHS features new, wear-resistant tread compound, a new dual-layer tread, new rigid casing construction and new casing compounds, according to the Akron, Ohio-based company.

The Endurance LHS is available in sizes 295/75R22.5 (Load Ranges G and H); 11R22.5 (Load Ranges G and H); and 11R24.5 (Load Ranges G and H).

Another size, 285/75R24.5 (Load Ranges G and H), will be available next month.

Both the Goodyear Endurance LHS and Goodyear Endurance LHD are available through the Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network, which encompasses more than 2,300 Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers and authorized, independent Goodyear commercial tire dealerships throughout the United States and Canada.