Bridgestone Intros FuelTech Drive Retread


Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced the newest addition to its existing Bandag MaxTread line, the FuelTech Drive retread for the drive wheel position.

MaxTread Range Extended

The MaxTread FuelTech Drive is a SmartWay-verified, closed-shoulder retread engineered for fleets operating in over-the-road hauling services. Utilising a special tread compound to lower rolling resistance and deliver excellent mileage performance, this retread is also California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant.

“The new MaxTread FuelTech Drive retread is a fuel-efficient tyre solution that maximises mileage and performance,” said Keith Iwinski, director of marketing, Bandag, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Ideal for fleets operating in truckload and less-than-truckload applications, this drive tyre position retread delivers reliable and sustainable tyre performance positively impacting a fleet’s bottom line.”

The MaxTread FueTech Drive tyre is engineered to reduce energy loss, lowering rolling resistance for optimum fuel efficiency. The tyre is designed for long, even tread wear with advanced technology that controls the movement of the tyre’s ribs and tread blocks during rotation. The MaxTread FuelTech Drive tyre also provides multiple gripping edges and a siped tread design to provide trusted traction on wet and dry surfaces.

All Bandag MaxTread tyres are locally retreaded and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty featuring 100% coverage for the life of the tread.

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David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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