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Penske Logistics recognized as ‘High Performer’ by U.S. EPA SmartWay Program

Penske Logistics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program as a High Performer in a pair of clean transportation categories. Penske earned the listing in the Truck Carrier Carbon Metrics and Logistics Freight Management categories. SmartWay Partners like Penske Logistics annually submit efficiency and air quality performance data to the EPA. The SmartWay program noted that a

Yokohama launches new SmartWay-verified BluEarth trailer tires

Yokohama Tire showed off two new fuel-efficient trailer tires—the BluEarth 109L and BluEarth 109L ultra wide base (UWB)—at the TMC show held recently in Atlanta. The two SmartWay-verified tires are currently available in the United States and Canada.  The 109L UWB will be offered in a 445/50R22.5 size. Manufactured in Yokohama’s new plant in West Point,

Politicians and science don’t mix

I recently learned that some inexpensive Chinese tires have obtained SmartWay certification by the EPA. This act illustrates that politicians and science don’t mix. The lack of scientific knowledge always does them in. In the case of the SmartWay program, I’ve always thought it was initiated with the best intent by people who wouldn’t understand

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Truck tire retreads: Taking advantage of verified SmartWay offerings

“SmartWay verification is becoming an increasingly important designation for retreads as more fleets realize that the use of fuel-efficient retreads can help them control their costs more effectively,” says Brian Buckham, general manager of product marketing for Goodyear Commercial Tire. “By leveraging new tire compounding technology and tread designs, we can continue to make strides

Michelin expands latest X One tire, retread offering

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is launching the 455/55R22.5 Michelin X One MultiEnergy T, a new wide-base single trailer tire for regional operations that is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-verified. The new set of tires is meant to deliver a significant reduction in irregular wear and improvement on fuel economy, according to

Michelin tire
CMA launches Duraturn brand

China Manufacturers Alliance (CMA) announced it is launching a new consumer and commercial tire brand under the name Duraturn. Duraturn will feature a full line of TBR tires in the commercial arena. “Duraturn products have the pedigree of developing diverse and comprehensive lines of high quality, competitively priced tires for both dealers and end-users,” said Aaron

BFGoodrich adds drive tire to complete line of Smartway offerings

Michelin North America’s BFGoodrich brand introduced its newest SmartWay-verified commercial truck tire, the DR454 drive tire. With the addition of the DR454 drive tire, BFGoodrich now offers a total Smartway verified solution for highway applications. The BFGoodrich DR454 SmartWay-verified highway drive tire offers a rolling resistance rating of 100 and is designed to meet the

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ATDynamics offers combination aerodynamic equipment packages

ATDynamics announced that in response to President Obama’s recent orders for tighter fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, it will offer trucking fleets aerodynamic equipment combination packages that have been tested at the Auto Research Center (ARC) wind tunnel in Indianapolis, Ind. to deliver 9.6, 10.6 and 11.2% fuel savings. “The technologies exist today to