NASHVILLE — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched the Bandag B123 FuelTech trailer retread, which the company said was designed to complement the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia tire in design and performance in an effort to help fleets reduce fuel cost.
Bridgestone said the rib design of the B123 is engineered to fight irregular wear and enable longer tread life for fleets.
The tire maker said using the Bandag B123 FuelTech retread and Bridgestone R123 Ecopia trailer tire together can reduce energy loss by 4.7% and optimize fuel efficiency. According to the tire maker, switching to the B123 FuelTech retread can save fleets up to $165,900 in fuel costs compared with competitors and depending on the price of fuel.
"Fleet customers expect to optimize their tire investment with premium performance and extended tire life, which is why Bridgestone is committed to making mobility more efficient through new, innovative technologies, products and service," Keith Iwinski, Bridgestone's director of marketing, Bandag, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, said.
The Ecopia tire line features casing technology designed to lower rolling resistance and extend treadwear, in addition to meeting SmartWay-verification and California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliance.
According to Bridgestone, Ecopia tires used in all positions can save users an estimated $1,393 annually per truck in comparison with another competitor.