OTTAWA, Ontario (March 16, 2010)—Natural Resources Canada is exploring the possibility of developing a fuel-efficiency tire-labeling program for truck tires.
The Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is surveying trucking fleets across Canada, with the assistance of the Canadian Trucking Association, to determine fleets' buying habits. The NRC said improved tire technology can help reduce the trucking sector's carbon footprint through enhanced fuel efficiency.
Among the questions NRC is asking fleets are how and where they purchase tires; features you look for in a tire for both tractors and trailers; issues regarding retreaded tires; and, experiences with single and fuel-efficient tires; and
Carriers participating in the survey are assured of anonymity, the CTA said, as all results will be reported to the government in aggregate form. The survey is being conducted online. The closing date is March 31.