AKRON (July 20) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Goodyear´s commercial truck tires with Fuel Max Technology for use on vehicles participating in an EPA program to fund fuel-saving technologies.
Goodyear said its tires with the technology — including the Unisteel G395 LHS steer tire, Unisteel G305 LHD drive tire and Unisteel G316 LHT trail tire — deliver up to 4 percent improved fuel economy. Goodyear Unicircle and procure retreads are eligible, too, the tire maker said.
The EPA´s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a collaboration among freight shippers, carriers and logistics companies to voluntarily improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from freight transport. Other SmartWay-certified equipment such as aerodynamic front bumpers and side mirrors contribute to the program´s goals.
Michelin North America Inc.´s X One wide-base single truck tire also is SmartWay certified by the EPA.