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SmartWay verifies 2 Bandag FuelTech retreads

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently added two Bandag retread products -- the B710 FuelTech and B197 FuelTech -- to its SmartWay-verified, low rolling resistance retread list.

“We are constantly striving to develop eco-friendly products and processes while meeting the fuel saving needs of our customers,” says Bert Jones, manager of truck, OTR and retread product marketing for Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC.

The Bandag B710 FuelTech drive retread was specifically engineered to complement the Bridgestone M710 Ecopia radial tire, which is also SmartWay verified. It delivers "excellent mileage and performance, plus all the eco-friendly benefits of retreading for tandem drive axles in over-the-highway use," says the company.

The Bandag B197 FuelTech trailer retread complements the SmartWay verified, Bridgestone R197 Ecopia radial tire in design and performance. Its advanced tread compound and low rolling resistance design results in long tread life and fuel economy on tandem trailer axles in over-the-highway use.

"Customers can maximize the rolling resistance benefit when pairing a SmartWay verified retread and casing, particularly the Bandag FuelTech product with a Bridgestone Ecopia casing,” adds Jones.

The EPA SmartWay Technology program verifies the performance of vehicles, technologies and equipment that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollutants from freight transport. For more information on recent news relating to SmartWay-verified retreads, check out these links:

"Continental retreads get SmartWay-verified."

"EPA picks Yokohama RY617 casing for SmartWay."

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