Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has launched a line of "Cooper brand" truck and bus radial (TBR) tires, developed, says the company, to assist fleets in reducing overall tire-program costs. The new tires are available in three series, based on application: PRO Series for long-haul; WORK Series for regional-haul, pick-up and delivery; and SEVERE Series for mixed service. According to the company, PRO Series tires use proprietary compounds and tread designs for a balance of fuel efficiency and long service to removal; WORK Series tires balance fuel efficiency and tread life with scrub-resistant properties; SEVERE Series tires are designed to withstand heavy scrub and cut/chip environments.
All Cooper brand TBR tires, says the company, have a full-width, four-steel-belt package to protect casing integrity for multiple retreads. Cooper brand TBR tires are "SmartWay" (U.S. EPA's SmartWay Transport partnership) verified for fuel efficiency and are backed by a seven-year, two-retread warranty with full-replacement value on the first 50 percent of tread life on all PRO Series and WORK Series tires.