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A truck tyre’s sidewall markings tell everything about that tyre. They describe exactly the size of the tyre, its construction and its performance limits. Much of this is statutory information and has to meet international requirements.
In Europe, it is the European ECE-R54 regulations which are relevant and all tyres for commercial vehicles operating within a speed range of 80 – 130 km/h carry a ‘Service Description’ which is placed close to the tyre size marking.
Goodyear trailer tyres produced for the Europe, Middle East and Africa carry the “FRT” marking on their sidewalls. “FRT” stands for “Free Rolling Tyre” and is a legal marking according to the UNECE Regulation No. 54, which indicates that the tyre is specifically designed and intended for the equipment of trailer axles and axles of motor vehicles other than front steering and all drive axles.
Therefore those trailer tyres marked “FRT” should be used exclusively on trailer axles and should not be fitted in any other position Goodyear will not warrant and cannot be held accountable for any potential liability claim involving FRT tyres fitted outside these recommendations.