THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STEER/ALL POSITION TIRES, DRIVE TIRES & TRAILER TIRES.
From steer/all position tires to drive tires to trailer tires, MICHELIN® truck tires are designed to get the most out of every axle. Learn the differences of every tire position, and discover how MICHELIN® truck tires can help you get the most out of every axle.
Steer tires are the most important tires on your truck, designed to perform their best in the front (steer) axle position. They influence handling and ride, offering ribbed tread designs to help channel water away from the tire. All position tires are also used on the steer axle, but steer tires are often superior in handling.
Meet your truck's workhorses and traction gurus, designed exclusively for drive (or torque) axles. Lug-type or siped tread designs help drive tires maximize traction levels on various surfaces.
Trailer tires must withstand strong lateral and braking forces and varying loads. They are designed to perform best in free-rolling, trailer axle positions. Reinforced sidewalls help protect casing from curbing damage.