The Efficiency Run is a test organised by Mercedes-Benz and designed to show the fuel and carbon emission reduction possibilities from equipment already available on the commercial market.
Transport companies DB Schenker Logistics and Grosse-Vehne took part in the tests using standard semi-trailer combinations equipped with FuelMax tyres. Actros 1842 and 1845 tractors were optimised using components available on the market and equipped with Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC).
They were hooked up to weight-optimized Krone Eco semi-trailers, fitted with aerodynamic equipment.
The truck tyres used were 315/70R22.5 FuelMax S on the front axles, 315/70R22.5 FuelMax D on the drive axle and 385/55R22.5 FuelMax T on the trailer axles.
The two semi-trailer combinations each consumed around 12-14% less fuel than standard semi-trailer combinations from the respective transport companies, based on their 2014 figures.
Peter Platje, Goodyear’s director for OE sales truck tyres EMEA, says: “The results from Efficiency Run 2015 show clearly that fleets can reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by using equipment that is available on the market today.
“Simply choosing premium low rolling resistance truck tyres like FuelMax can have a huge positive impact.”