Goodyear Announce New Truck Tyre Generation

Goodyear have announced that two completely new truck tyre ranges are to be launched on the European market in September: KMAX and FUELMAX, comprising steer, drive and trailer tyres. KMAX is Goodyear’s new optimised mileage tyre, whilst FUELMAX has been designed for maximum fuel efficiency. The new tyres take the emphasis off the type of operation, i.e. long haul or regional haul, and put it on the economic priority, be it mileage or fuel efficiency. KMAX and FUELMAX are about cost optimisation and contribution to business success for the operators using these tyres.

According to Goodyear, the new ranges will make fleets’ tyre choice easier, allowing operators to choose tyres according to their business type and need, allowing them to put the main priority on either mileage or on fuel efficiency.

Without compromising overall tyre performance, the new Goodyear tyres provide the operational flexibility to perform well in long haul as well as regional haul – all year round. Goodyear KMAX and FUELMAX tyres are currently undergoing rigorous field trials, with selected European truck fleets taking part in extensive testing. The results of these tests together with more details on the tyres’ attributes will be shared shortly.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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