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Roadmaster drive tire gets SmartWay certified

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Roadmaster RM851 drive tire recently received SmartWay verification.

The addition of a drive tire gives Cooper a Smartway certified truck tire for all wheel positions. The other two are the Roadmaster RM180 steer tire and RM871 trailer tire.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency created the SmartWay Technology Program, which verifies low rolling resistance tires that meet its criteria of reducing fuel consumption, ultimately cutting costs and benefiting the environment.

"With a complete line of SmartWay verified tires, Cooper is demonstrating our strong company commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility," says Roadmaster National Truck Tire Sales Manager Bill Hoban. "By using our low rolling resistance tires, customers can lower their costs by reducing fuel usage, and at the same time, limit their impact on the environment."

Designed for regional to long haul applications, the Roadmaster RM851EM drive tire features a solid shoulder for long, even wear.

The Roadmaster RM180EM long-haul steer tire features decoupling grooves that resist uneven shoulder wear in line haul applications.

The Roadmaster RM871EM trailer tire features wide shoulder ribs that resist scrubbing and rib edge sipes to promote long, even wear. It also is available as an original equipment fitment on trailers from several manufacturers.

For more information on the EPA's SmartWay Technology Program, visit

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