FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.'s HDR1 Eco Plus ContiTread retread tire has been verified for low rolling resistance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership.
Conti's Commercial Vehicle Tire group claims the tire is the first open shoulder drive position retread to get the EPA's SmartWay verification. The agency determined that certain low rolling-resistance retread products, when used on the drive and trailer axles of line-haul, class 8 tractor-trailers in combination with a verified steer tire, can reduce fuel consumption by more than 3 percent, according to the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
The HDR1 EcoPlus ContiTread is the 21st Continental new and retreaded truck tire product line to be listed as SmartWay-verified, Conti said.