WAYNE, N.J. (Dec. 3, 2008) — The Environmental Protection Agency has certified three Hankook truck tires for its SmartWay environmental recognition program, citing the tires' reduced rolling resistance for their selection.
The tires in question are the recently launched AL07+ steer tire, Z35a drive tire and TL01 trailer tire, all of which met the SmartWay requirement of reducing rolling resistance by at least 3 percent, Hankook said.
The Z35a drive tire features a rugged tread that is resistant to cuts, abrasions and stone retention. The TL01 long-haul trailer tire offers a shallower skid depth to help reduce rolling resistance.
The EPA launched SmartWay in early 2004 to address the environmental and economic challenges surrounding growth in the freight industry.