DAILY NEWS Sep 7, 2011 11:34 AM - 0 comments

Truck Blue Book gives added value to used trucks with X One singles

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Michelin says its X One wide-base single truck tires have gained an important nod of approval, in the form of a 'value-added' designation from Truck Blue Book.

Truck Blue Book added $1,250 to the value of a used truck with Michelin X One singles, thanks to its fuel and weight savings. Michelin says the X One saves about 175-200 lbs per axle, and delivers fuel savings of 4-10%.

"We strongly considered the factual fuel and weight savings that X One tires provide for a tractor," said Terry Williams, managing editor for Truck Blue Book. "After that, the decision to make them a value-added component was easy. Truck Blue Book recognizes value where it exists, and X One tires are valuable on used trucks."

"X One tires continue to prove their value to drivers and fleets on tens of thousands of trucks and trailers across America," added Ted Becker, vice-president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "The designation by Truck Blue Book, supported by the Used Truck Association, is a clear indication of the growing share these wide single tires are taking in the market and the residual value boost they give to the used trucks in the industry."

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