Goodyear longhaul tire

Goodyear debuts best longhaul drive tire for miles-to-removal at NACV

Long-haul fleets that want long miles to removal have a new “go-to” tire in the Goodyear Endurance LHD.

Displayed during the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta GA, the Endurance LHD is The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s best longhaul tire for miles to removal, according to company officials.

“In today’s ultra-competitive freight hauling environment, no truck tire performance benefit is probably more important than long miles to removal,” said Dustin Lancy, marketing manager, Goodyear. “Enhanced mileage is an attribute that can positively impact a long-haul fleet’s bottom line.”

Available now, the SmartWay-verified Endurance LHD drive tire is the latest addition to Goodyear’s Endurance line, which also includes the Endurance WHA, Goodyear’s longest-lasting waste haul tire, and the Endurance RSA, a regional/longhaul tire.

“Our Endurance family is an important element of Goodyear’s Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network, reliable services and fleet management tools – all designed to help fleets lower their operating costs,” said Lancy.

The Goodyear Endurance LHD contains a wide range of features, including:

• A new cap base tread combination to help promote longer miles to removal and lower rolling resistance

• A new sidewall compound to help lower rolling resistance and promote fuel efficiency

• A steel belt package to help provide enhanced casing toughness

• A shoulder wedge, which was developed to help stabilize the tire’s belt package while improving its longevity

• Goodyear Tredlock Technology to help stabilize the tire’s tread area for long miles to removal and resistance to irregular wear

The tire is available in size 295/75R22.5 (Load Range G) and 11R22.5 (Load Ranges G and H). Another size, 11R24.5 (Load Range G), will be available in December. Sizes 11R24.5 (Load Range H) and 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G) will be available in January 2018.

In addition, for longhaul fleets that want to extend the lifecycle of the Endurance LHD, Goodyear currently plans to introduce a matching retread in 2018.

The Endurance LHD retread will feature Goodyear UniCircle Technology. “The spliceless design of our UniCircle treads matches the shape of the tire’s casing,” said Lancy.

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