As more goods are being transported by road transport, there is a constant need for heavy truck tires. These long haul tires should have low rolling resistance to ensure that your fleet is operating with good fuel efficiency and low fuel costs. They should also have low wear to allow for long lifetime and long operating hours.
If you choose high quality truck tires, you will get a tire that will give you the low rolling resistance and the long service life. It will also allow for retreading of the tires as long as the carcass is in good condition. A tire can be retreaded 1 to 2 times, depending on the condition of the carcass after each use. Retreaded saves a lot of money from the fleet’s tire budget as well as it is an economical approach, by reusing the carcass before it goes to waste.
Truck tires need to be able to perform in all weather, from dry to wet and in some cases even winter conditions. If you will be driving in winter conditions, then you should get truck tires from the Nokian Tyres range that is the world’s leader of winter tires for trucks and buses. Nokian Tyres has a large range of truck tires, both steering, drive and trailer tires. They have the alpine 3PMSF symbol on the sidewalls that make it legal to drive on the Nordic roads during winter where the regulations makes it mandatory to use winter tires during the winter season.
Driving safety is of key importance regardless of weather and making sure that you get the products delivered on time is important to avoid penalties. Long haul tires provides good grip and stability with tread pattern made for various weathers. It is important to make sure that you have a proper tire maintenance schedule for the fleet to ensure that the tire pressure and condition of the tires are checked. Since low tire pressure is the main reason to tire failures while driving, ensuring that the tires are properly inflated before the long haul is important. In most of the cases the majority of the problems comes from the trailer tires, which gets less attention. The fact that the trailer has dual tires, makes also the checking a bit more time consuming and therefore often neglected, but it will impact your fleets profitability as there are more unscheduled maintenance and downtime due to this.