Bridgestone is reminding fleets that the small patch of tyre that separates a van or truck from the road can have a massive impact on an organisation's fuel bill.
Andy Mathias, UK TBR product and marketing manager at the tyre manufacturer, says a low rolling resistance tyre can reduce fuel expenditure considerably. “A reduction in rolling resistance of 20% can reduce fuel expenditure by 5% per annum,” he said.
“Keeping the correct air pressure in your tyres is as important as giving your engine a tune up. With the right amount of air pressure, your tyres wear longer, save fuel, enhance handling and prevent accidents.
“The effects of not maintaining correct air pressure are poor fuel mileage, loss of tyre life, bad handling and potential vehicle overloading.”
Throughout 2012, Bridgestone UK will be testing its next generation low rolling resistance truck tyres – Ecopia II – across the country ahead of the launch in 2013.
Based on the successful existing Ecopia range this latest offering represents the next stop in the company’s commitment to develop tyres that offer more economical motoring without losing out on performance.
The Ecopia Truck Range significantly lowers rolling resistance which helps operators to maximize fuel consumption.
Its NanoPro-Tech Compound helps to create better wet grip and the range’s Waved Belt technology ensures a stable footprint throughout the tyres’ life, and the Turn-in-Ply and Stone Ejectors increase durability and prevent stones from being retained and damaging the tyres.
“We are very proud of our Ecopia range of steer, drive and trailer consumption without losing excellent tyre performance,” said Mathias.