Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) offers its fourth comprehensive fuel economy guide for heavy trucks, which first appeared in 1984. “Tires & Truck Fuel Economy – a New Perspective” looks at what BBTS has learned over a quarter-century of studying the relationship of tires to fuel economy. It says at the outset that there’s no single thing that a fleet manager or driver can do to maximize fuel economy, but that “practically everyone can do a better job of getting the most out of a gallon of fuel.”
In addition to focusing how tires fit into the overall fuel economy picture, the guide addresses how speed affects fuel economy, how to select the best tire for a fleet operation, and how to balance the cost of tires over their lifetime with their effect on fuel economy.
This guide is available through your sales representative or by visiting the website (URL below) and clicking on the ‘Catalogs and Reference’ button to fill out the ‘mail to me’ e-mail form.