Bridgestone Americas
Firestone FD694 drive tire for long- and regional-haul applications

Bridgestone rolls out new Firestone FD694 drive radial tire

April 6, 2023
The Firestone FD694 drive tire for long- and regional-haul applications has been designed to promote traction, protect against road hazards, and enhance retreadability.

Bridgestone Americas introduced the Firestone FD694 drive tire designed for long-haul and regional truck applications. The new tire’s tread pattern and casing work together to provide longevity alongside and enhanced performance in wet and winter conditions, the company said in a press release.

“Long-haul and regional trucking fleets face a unique set of challenges: varied weather patterns, unpredictable roadways and pressure to efficiently deliver goods on time,” said Chris Tavares, executive director, commercial marketing, Bridgestone Americas. “With the FD694, we set out to build a tire that offers more of everything for fleets of any size. The FD694 is designed to work harder to deliver more wear resistance, more durability, and more traction in all conditions, all with the trusted Firestone brand.”

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The FD694 drive tire offers the following key features:
  • A deep and high rigidity tread pattern with a solid shoulder design that offers long, even wear across a wide range of applications.
  • A wear-resistant tread compound designed for better mileage.
  • A cap/base compound engineered to enhance retreadability by protecting the casing from heat.
  • Wide shoulder and center grooves to help provide solid grip on wet roads.
  • A casing optimized to fight irregular wear and featuring stone rejector platforms to help protect against hazards penetrating the belt layer.

The FD694 can also be supported by solutions like the Bridgestone Fleet Care tire-monitoring service, IntelliTire, which provides real-time data on tire pressure monitoring, temperature, and speed to detect and avoid tire issues before they happen.

The Firestone FD694 drive tire is currently available in a 295/75R22.5 size and will soon be available in three additional sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5, and 285/75R24.5. 

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