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Sumitomo drive tire joins SmartWay list

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Sumitomo drive tire joins SmartWay list

One more Sumitomo brand truck tire has received SmartWay certification. That brings the total of Sumitomo low-rolling resistant truck tires on the SmartWay Transport Partnership list to three.

"Three very good truck tires have been made even better with the incorporation of low-rolling resistance technology,” says Richard Purol, vice president of marketing for the TBC Wholesale Group. “SmartWay-verified technologies not only protect the environment, they save fleets money by reducing fuel expense."

The radial tires cover all three truck and trailer axles.

* The ST938SE drive tire is the latest Sumitomo tire to be listed. It will be introduced in the fourth quarter of this year.

* The Sumitomo ST778SE steer tire (see photo) and the ST710SE trailer tire already had received SmartWay certification. They are available from TBC Wholesale.

(When the ST778 steer tire was introduced last August, we asked Purol about steer tire criteria important to fleet owners. Read what he had to say here.)

SmartWay is a United States Environmental Protection Agency program. It classifies "partners" as entities that commit to and achieve real emission reductions and fuel savings.

For more information about the SmartWay program, check out "Tiremakers go green with SmartWay,"

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