According to three independent government studies, Bandag rivals the safety and performance of new tires, and helps reduce operating costs by half of the industry average. We do all that while saving 500 million pounds of unnecessary tire waste and 150 million gallons of oil every year. Maybe that's why more fleets choose Bandag than any other truck tire. Bandag is built for better.
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Did you know practically all commercial airplanes use retreaded tires? According to Robert L. Crandall, former chairman of American Airlines, “Since the treads on airplane tires wear much faster than the sidewalls, retreading is a common practice. Our tires spend most of their productive life as retreads.”
Firetrucks commonly use retreaded tires. Not only do they depend on retreads to get them to emergencies, fire departments have found that retreads are fiscally beneficial as well, saving tax dollars in managing their tire budgets.
Many school buses use retreaded tires to transport our most precious cargo: our children. School districts have found retreads to be a safe and dependable option when replacing worn original tires, and they’re easy on those school budgets.
It’s a common myth that retreads are not allowed to be used in the steer position. The Department of Transportation in every state, excluding New Hampshire, allows the legal use of retreads on all steer axel positions except on buses. Some of the largest fleets in the U.S. regularly use retreaded tires in the steer position.
Carried out under the auspices of officials from the Guinness World Records, driver Frank Gaffiero and the Bandag Bullet* racing team have proven that the Bandag Bullet is officially the world’s fastest conventionally powered truck after blasting down the runway at the Queensland International Air Show held at Bundaberg Airport. Gaffiero and team smashed the world record for a 1-kilometer run on July 21, 2005, on standard-issue Bandag retreads and new Bridgestone tires.