MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (July 29, 2010)—Michelin, the official tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, is helping the park achieve its goal to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by the year 2016 by providing its green, energy-saving tires for the park fleet.
Don Baldwin, product category manager for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, said since Michelin and the foundation teamed up in 2009, the park's fleet managers have reported fuel savings on the first seven vehicles of as much as 20 percent compared to the previous tires.
Baldwin said this has led to emissions savings of more than 4 tons of carbon dioxide each year per truck. He also said Michelin tires are lasting twice as long as the previous tires.
Michelin provides green, fuel-saving tires to many types of vehicles in the park, including haul trucks, dump trucks, front-end loaders and other service vehicles. Michelin said it also sends in field engineers to consult with fleet managers about optimizing the tires for the harsh Yellowstone environment.