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SmartWay verifies 3 Michelin retreads

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Three Michelin retreads have been added to the SmartWay-verified technologies list, and four more are in the process of receiving SmartWay verification.

With SmartWay dual drive and trailer treads and wide single drive and trailer treads, Michelin will have full coverage in SmartWay retreads for over the road.

The three retreads added to the SmartWay list are:

1. Michelin XT-1 AT Pre-Mold for trailer applications;

2. Michelin XDA2 19 AT Pre-Mold for drive axle applications; and

3. Michelin XDA2 23 AT Pre-Mold for drive axle applications.

The following retreads meet SmartWay standards and are pending SmartWay verification: Michelin X One XDA-HTTM Pre-Mold (drive), Michelin XDA2 23 AT Custom-Mold (drive); Michelin X One XTA Pre-Mold (trailer) and Michelin XT-1 Custom Mold (trailer).

“Retreads represent about half of the tires on the road," says Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc.

"Michelin agrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program’s overall strategy of including retread products to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of line-haul Class 8 trucks. Michelin low-rolling resistance retreads reduce fleet operating costs by increasing fuel efficiency and extending tire life."

Michelin retreads verified by SmartWay are compliant with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Greenhouse Gas regulation for low-rolling-resistance tires.CARB requirements for SmartWay-verified retreads go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. 

For more information on Michelin Retread Technologies or Michelin retreads, visit www.michelintruck.com.

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