The range of rolling resistance is a considerable factor for tires used in fleet-based companies. Low-rolling resistance (LRR) is the minimum force required to keep a vehicle’s tire rolling at a given speed. Low-rolling resistance tires, also known as fuel-efficiency tires, have been emphasized to not only have a positive impact on the environment, but to save money and fuel.
Occasionally, enhanced technologies require performance trade-offs. Although low-rolling resistance tires can have less tread life than comparable types, lesser longevity can be compromised for fuel savings, which is a top priority for most companies in the industry.
Reduced tread depth creates more tire surface to maintain the weight of the tire supports, which causes the tire to bear less weight on the tread as it contacts the road. Because of this, low-rolling resistance tires have the ability to burn less fuel, therefore saving money. Light-loaded fleets traveling at higher speeds are considered to be the best candidates for LRR tires, and will experience increased fuel efficiency noticeably.
According to research, tires with low-rolling resistance deliver a 2 percent annual fuel savings, which results in an overall decrease of 8 percent cost of ownership compared to conventional tires, when the fuel savings are taken into account.
While the percent savings may seem minimal, it will add up in cost savings throughout the years for the company.
LRR tires are an investment that will pay themselves back over time. Want to rack up more fuel savings immediately? An Impac fuel card is designed to help fleet-based companies save on fuel expenses right away, creating a complete and comprehensive fuel and maintenance fleet solution.
Contact Impac today to discuss our options of fleet fuel cards and how they are able to help your organization save on fuel costs.