Webinar: Using On-Road and Laboratory Testing to Evaluate Fleet Tire Options for Fuel Efficiency

This webinar addresses a key topic for many trucking and commercial fleets; how do I properly evaluate tire choices to maximize on fuel efficiency?

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Webinar first ran 18 March 2015.

Using On-Road and Laboratory Testing to Evaluate Fleet Tire Options for Maximum Fuel Efficiency"

Presented by Madhura Rajapakshe and Dustin Stricker

This webinar covers two methods that can be used to evaluate multiple tire options for fuel efficiency: road fuel tests and laboratory rolling resistance testing. Dustin Stricker, Maintenance Manager for R.E. West Transportation begins the discussion with a short case study of a road fuel test conducted by his fleet. Madhura Rajapakshe, R&D Test Engineer at Smithers Rapra, gives an overview of rolling resistance testing and how it measures the values needed to develop conclusions from the data.

The webinar covers:

  • Comparisons of on-road testing vs lab rolling resistance testing
  • Reasons for conducting these tests
  • The basics of rolling resistance testing
  • Evaluating the data
  • Calculating the fuel savings

Find out more about Fleet Fuel Efficiency and Smithers Rapra's full range of tire testing capabilities.