RE:Lets talk Tires !!
My service duty is over the highway long haul service.
Wide Base Tire are suitable for regular highway service .They save weight, increase fuel mileage and improve ride by reducing unsprung weight. The only real draw back is if you have a failure you are stuck right where you sit and don't have the ability to "Limp" to a safe location to repair the tire without damaging the rim. When I say "limp" its not to the next truck stop but to the next SAFE place to pull out of harms way.
There are tires designed for high scrub and low traction off road conditions.
Each tire is constucted to meet the demands of the service it is to be placed in.
For example a high scrub urban steer tire looks like it would last along time due to it having 22/ 32nds of tread compared to a premium over the road steer tire at 16 to 18 /32nds of tread. If the high scrub urban steer tire is used in over the high way long haul service it will pick up irregular wear due to its rubber, compound, deeper tread and lack of a decoupling grove at the edge of the tie.
Deep lug off road lug tire's will offer high traction off road but would be loud and wear rapidly in line haul service.
It is very important to look at the tires intended purpose by looking online at each MFG's tire selection to pick out a tire designed for the conditions you operate in the most.All to often I see people buy what ever the tire dealer has a special buy on at the time. You might save money in the short run buying the SPECIAL of the week but in the long run it will cost you more.