LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 24, 2010) — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has launched its HSL1 Coach premium steer and all-position tire at the 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
Designed for long distance motor coach applications, the tire offers a quiet ride, low rolling resistance and a special tread design that provides excellent fuel economy, the Fort Mill, S.C.-based tire maker said.
The HSL1 Coach features a 19/32-inch tread depth and five-rib tread pattern. It meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership's rolling resistance limits and has been submitted for verification under the program.
“The HSL1 coach shows great promise in helping motor coach operators and even recreational vehicle owners to save money at the fuel pump while still offering the peace of mind of optimal handling,” said Clif Armstrong, Conti's director of marketing for commercial vehicle tires. “It's a great balance of long mileage, excellent reliability and fuel savings.”