Four of Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.’s GT Radial brand commercial tires have received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Three of the tires are for regional service and one is designed for city buses and urban delivery.
The four GT Radial tires to obtain SmartWay verification are:
1. GT279 regional steer tire. The company says it features a five straight rib pattern for reliable control and handling, deep tread depth for long tread life, and multiple sipes in the five ribs for optimum traction and braking.
2.GT688 regional drive tire. It has an aggressive open shoulder lug pattern for excellent traction on wet and dry roads. Giti says central dual serrated ribs contribute to exceptional stability and control, while the tire’s deep tread depth delivers an outstanding cost per mile.
3.GT879 regional all position tire. It has a five rib design with wide straight grooves that contribute to
exceptional water evacuation, according to Giti. Crossing sipes in the intermediate ribs contribute to traction and longer life, while equal rib distribution provides excellent resistance to tread scrubbing.
4.GT867 all position tire for city bus and urban delivery applications. It has a three groove tread design, reinforced sidewall protector ribs to help prevent curb damage and a solid shoulder design for enhanced cornering stiffness on the shoulder, according to the company.
The GT279, GT688 and GT879 tires are SmartWay verified for all of the standard highway sizes – 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5. The GT867 is SmartWay verified for the 11R22.5 size.
With these four additions, GT Radial now has seven commercial tires for line haul and regional service that have met the requirements of the SmartWay program. The GT Radial premium line haul lineup, GSL213FS steer tire, GDL617FS drive tire, and GTL922FS trailer tire, has already received SmartWay verification.
"Our company is committed to helping fleets and owner operators reduce their operating expenses, and with fuel being a major expense, we’re thrilled to add four more GT Radial tires to our SmartWay lineup,” says Patrick Gunn, director of sales and marketing, commercial tire, for Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., which markets and sells a full line of GT Radial commercial tires in North America.
“We now have a full line of SmartWay verified tires for line haul and regional applications. When you combine the long tread life, durability and retreadability of GT Radial tires with fuel efficiency, GT Radial delivers a very competitive cost per mile.”
Giti Tire Group, headquartered in Singapore, has been in the tire business since 1951. Giti Tire operates eight manufacturing plants and produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, tire dealers and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is the sales, marketing, and distribution company for North America. It markets and sells a family of brands: GT Radial, Primewell and Dextero tires for high performance vehicles, passenger, SUV, light truck, and medium. For more information on GT Radial commercial tires, visit www.gtradialtrucktires.com.