EPA adds four General tires to SmartWay ledger

Jan. 1, 2020
Four of General?s truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership?s list of verified fuel savings technologies.

Four of General’s truck tires have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership’s list of verified fuel savings technologies.

The S581, S371, D660 and ST250 meet the EPA’s low rolling resistance standards.

S581 is long-haul steer tire featuring an 18/32-inch 5-rib tread design for wet traction and lateral stability.

A long-haul steer and drive tire, the S371 has 20/32 inches of tread depth. Its tread compound provides long highway miles while resisting cuts and tears in off-highway use, according to the company.

The D660 is a long-haul drive tire with a 30/32-inch tread depth and a closed shoulder tread design for long, even wear.

The ST250, a long-haul trailer tire, features 13/32 inches in tread depth, a stone ejection system and patented VAI visual alignment indicators to alert drivers of tracking problems.

Tires verified by the EPA for lower rolling resistance can provide a reduction in NOx emissions and an estimated fuel savings of 3 percent or more relative to the “best selling” new tires for line haul trucks, when used on all five axles on long haul class 8 trucks.

The EPA projects annual savings of between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel, representing as much as 150 million barrels of oil per year. This is the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road, leading SmartWay partners to save nearly $10 billion in operating costs.

For more information, visit www.generaltire.com.

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