THE FUEL ECONOMY, STABILITY AND PAVEMENT EFFECTS OF THE WIDE BASE RADIAL TIRE

The trucking industry, faced with ever increasing fuel and operational costs, has been taking a close look at the wide base radial tire as a replacement for conventional dual tires. They have been in use on highway rigs for several years in Europe, and until recently, have only been used on steering axles in North America. With the potentially large fuel savings available and the better operational economics, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications undertook to determine the fuel savings that could be obtained as well as to re-evaluate its regulatory position on the axle loads for the wide base singles. A consideration of the safety aspects of changing over to the wide base radials and their effect on vehicle stability is also included in this report. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Snelgrove, F B
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM