Michelin Americas Truck Tires announces three of its retreads have been added to the SmartWay verified technologies list, and four are in the process of receiving SmartWay verification.
With SmartWay verified dual drive and trailer treads and wide single drive and trailer treads, Michelin says it will have full coverage in SmartWay retreads for over the road operations.
“Retreads represent about half of the tires on the road. Michelin agrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program’s overall strategy of including retread products to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of line-haul Class 8 trucks. Michelin low-rolling resistance retreads reduce fleet operating costs by increasing fuel efficiency and extending tire life,” says Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin has been a leader in fuel efficient tires and retreads for decades, and we strive to meet the demands of our customers today and tomorrow.”
Michelin retreads verified by SmartWay are compliant with California Air Resources Board (CARB) Greenhouse Gas regulation for low-rolling-resistance tires. Michelin says these retread options allow customers to be CARB compliant when California implements the requirements for SmartWay verified retreads on Jan. 1, 2013.