A lot of people in the trucking industry have issues with symmetry when it comes to tires. They believe that all of the tires on the vehicle must be identically matched. The steer tires must have the same tread design as the tires on the drive and trailer axles. With the appearance of perfect uniformity, this policy of matched tires is considered by many to be the best approach, which potentially yields the best results.
Mismatched tires are a gateway to quicker tire wear