Goodyear said this represents another step toward its goal of replacing petroleum-derived oils by 2040.
"Producing the new Endurance WHA tire lineup with a sustainable soybean oil compound will help waste-haul fleets pursue their sustainability goals while delivering the long hours to removal that the Endurance WHA tire is known for," Jessica Julian, commercial product marketing manager, Goodyear North America, said.
"In each new Endurance WHA tire, soybean oil will replace almost 16 liquid ounces of free-flowing petroleum oil — almost as much as a 16-ounce red plastic party cup. When you multiply that by a moderately sized regional waste-haul fleet of around 500 trucks, it could decrease petroleum-based products by the equivalent of almost 15 barrels of oil," she said.
The Endurance WHA offers a dual-layer tread compound that optimizes treadwear, as well as lower rolling resistance and a 24/32nds-inch skid depth.
Buyers also can order the WHA with an optional DuraSeal Technology inner liner layer designed to seal tread punctures to reduce fleet downtime, repairs and premature removal of a tire.