When it comes to commercial tires for trucks, you might need to consider winter tires. The same as for cars, trucks will need winter tires to safely drive in winter conditions such as snow. So if you are driving through areas that could have snow and you want to make sure that the delivery will get there safely and on time. There might even be legal requirements dictating the use of winter tires if you have winter weather. Some tires are approved for winter use, but are made for all year round driving. This can be good if you drive only occasionally through areas that might include snow.
For the safety of the drivers and limiting the problems with the trucks, winter tires are preferred as they can provide the grip and control that you need when driving on snow and ice. Winter tires are better at providing grip even as the temperatures drop below freezing. When you are driving during the winter season, you actually don’t even need snow for the winter tires to be valuable.
Truck tires that have been approved for winter conditions will have the so-called 3PMSF (3-peak mountain snowflake) symbol on the sidewall of the tire. You have tires that are optimized just for winter conditions and should only be used during the winter season and then changed to summer tires for the time period where winter tires are no longer needed. This will provide you with the best performance and safety throughout the year. It may however not be the most convenient option depending on how your operations operates in terms of areas. It might be more convenient to go for an all-weather tire that can manage the full range of weather and don’t require seasonal changes.
If you add in both on and off road properties, you will need off road tires that are good also on the road. Off-road you might in addition to excellent grip, some very cut and crack resistant tires. This will make sure that sharp rocks or debris on rough surfaces does not damage them. They also need to have wide grooves to enable self-cleaning properties when you face mud, sand and even snow. You need to combine this with high driving comfort and low rolling resistance for good mileage and low wear.