Debut Firestone truck tire is SmartWay- and CARB- compliant

Jan. 1, 2020
Firestone's new FD695 PLUS drive tire is designed for optimum performance on tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, the company reports.
Firestone’s new FD695 PLUS drive tire is designed for optimum performance on tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, the company reports.

It is approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-certified vehicles and for fleets running California Air Resources Board (CARB)-compliant trucks as well.

According to the company, the tire “offers rolling resistance that is among the industry best.”

Wearlife isn’t sacrificed due to a cap/base tread compounding design and a deep 26/32-inch original tread depth. Continuous shoulder ribs distribute weight and torque evenly to fight irregular wear, and they are coupled to an aggressive center lug tread design to provide solid wet traction.

“Selecting the right tire for the job helps our customers cut their cost per mile while meeting the technology requirements of the SmartWay transportation partnership,” the company says.

The casing was designed with retreadability in mind with four full steel belts and a steel body ply; it can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle service.

For more information, visit www.firestonetrucktires.com.

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