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If logistics is a universe, truck/fleet owners are the front warriors/protectors of the universe. Likewise, the tyres are the soul of every vehicle.
Therefore, it is very important for truck owners to choose tyres according to the geographical conditions of their route.
Some common terrain conditions in India along with the best-suited tyre options are:
1. Muddy Roads
Best option: Cooper Discoverer STT Pro
2. Snow-Covered Roads
Best option: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
3. Hilly Roads and Slopes
Best option: Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10
4. Wet Roads
Best option: Michelin Primacy MXV4
Recently, a new type of tyre, the Run Flat Tyre was introduced specifically for the benefit of the logistics sector across the globe.
What is a Run Flat Tyre?
Run Flat tyres or Zero-Pressure tyres are designed to support the weight of the vehicle even when punctured until the driver can make it to the repair shop.
Types of Run Flat Tyres:
- Self-Supporting RFT
- Support Ring System RFT
The advantages of RFT(s)
- No need to carry spare tyres
- No need to change a flat tyre
- Provides stability even when punctured
Recommended RFT(s) for trucks in India
- Bridgestone Driveguard RFT
Our pick of the 5 best tyre models for trucks in India are:
- Endurance CD – Apollo
- Steel Muscle S3C8 – MRF
- Jetsteel JDC – JK Tyres
- Pro C10 – Ceat
- XDY 3 – Michelin
We hope that this article will help truck owners in selecting the most apt tyre type for their commercial vehicles. Please stay tuned to our ‘Help Portal’ for more transport and logistics related updates.