Three Goodyear truck tire retreads recently received SmartWay verification from the the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The three retread patterns are the G316 AT Fuel Max, G572 LHD Fuel Max and G305 ATS Fuel Max.
The EPA established low rolling resistance requirements for retreaded truck tires this year. Verified low rolling resistance retreaded tires must help reduce truck fuel consumption by at least 3%, according to the EPA.
“Our SmartWay-verified retread products will help fleets and owner-operators comply with California Air Resources Board regulations,” says Brian Buckham, brand manager, line haul and mixed service, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “This is important for any fleet or owner-operator that runs trucks in California.
“In addition, the energy-efficient compounds found in these high-technology products will help all fleets -- regardless of where they operate -- reduce their fuel intake. And the G316 AT Fuel Max, G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max are great all-around products that offer a wide range of performance benefits beyond their outstanding fuel efficiency.”
Nine Goodyear brand truck tires and three Dunlop brand truck tires have received SmartWay verification.
Fuel Max tires and retreads feature cool-running compounds and constructions that help improve miles per gallon for optimized fuel savings, according to Buckham.
* The G316 AT Fuel Max is available as a precure retread in eight-, 8.5-, 8.75- and nine-inch tread widths. It also is available as a Goodyear UniCircle product in the following sizes: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 285/75R24.5, in both 8.5- and nine-inch widths.
* The G572 LHD Fuel Max is available as a precure product in 8.5-, 8.875- and 9.25-inch tread widths. (UniCircle fitments also will be available soon.)
* The G305 ATS Fuel Max is available as a precure retread in 8.5-, 8.75- and nine-inch tread widths. (UniCircle fitments also will be available soon.)
Moving forward, Buckham says Goodyear plans to submit more truck tire retreads for SmartWay verification, calling SmartWay compliance “an important part of our long-term strategy and an example of our ceaseless focus on helping our customers lower their total cost of operation.”
For more information on Goodyear truck tires, visit www.goodyeartrucktires.com.