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Watch: How to maximize a truck’s fuel economy using wheel position

David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

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Every fleet wants to maximize efficiency, so here’s a fuel economy tire hack: Maximize the impact of the truck’s wheel position.

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You see, the trailer wheel position, which carries the most weight, contributes the most to the overall fuel efficiency of a commercial truck at about 43%. This is followed by the drive position at 39% and the steer position at 18%.

By putting tires designed for specific wheel positions in the proper position, a fleet can maximize the fuel efficiency of the entire truck. Watch the video above to learn more.

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