Economic and Mobility Considerations in Truck Tire and Retread Selection 762001
A fleet tire program is stated in terms of general objectives, specific application factors and concept factors related to economic and mobility considerations in tire and retread selection. These must directly contribute to minimum, present value long-term total transportation costs for directly and indirectly related tire costs, within the parameters of safe, dependable and legal operations. At the present time, there does not exist a viable alternative to high traction, aggressive, self-cleaning tread in many drive tire applications satisfying the long-term economic considerations. A vehicle that is immobilized cannot supply a transportation function and, therefore, the cost per mile is infinite.