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Bridgestone to produce new fuel-efficient tire

May 22, 2020
Bridgestone's new Firestone FD692 drive tire aims to provide all-weather dependability and help lower costs for commercial fleets.

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced it is releasing a new Firestone FD692 drive tire, offering fleets a fuel-efficient, SmartWay verified and California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant tire. 

“Bridgestone is committed to making mobility more efficient for fleets, which is why we are launching the new Firestone FD692 fuel-efficient drive tire to help fleets capitalize on the full performance potential of their valuable tire assets,” said Ben Johnson, marketing director, truck and bus radial tires, U.S. and Canada at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).

Other features of the Firestone FD692 drive tire include:

  • 3D siping to provide 400% more biting edges, which helps increase traction across many road and weather conditions
  • A high-rigidity tread pattern to control movement of the tire’s tread blocks for even wear and reduced rolling resistance
  • Proprietary sidewall technology and design to limit heat loss, improve fuel efficiency and reduce overall tire weight without sacrificing durability
  • Stone rejector platform to increase retreadability of the casing by preventing trapped stones from pushing into tread grooves and piercing the tire’s belt layer

“This new tire is uniquely designed with the latest technological advancements to achieve the long-lasting wear, efficiency and dependability that hard-working fleets demand from their tires,” said Johnson. 

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