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Goodyear joins EPA SmartWay program

AKRON, Ohio -- Goodyear has announced it has joined the US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program consisting...


AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear has announced it has joined the US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program consisting of fleets, shippers and suppliers all seeking to reduce their environmental impact.

The company’s Fuel Max tires have already been endorsed by the program.

“We continue to do our part for the environment with our innovative technologies that reduce tire rolling resistance and energy use at all facilities and eliminate all waste disposal in landfills. We also offer solution-based business tools that calculate fuel consumption and help fleets lower their costs of operation,” said Steve McClellan, Goodyear vice-president of commercial tire systems. “Through the SmartWay Transport Partnership, we see opportunities to further our relationships with America’s fleets and truck and trailer manufacturers in the pursuit of even greater gains in fuel efficiency and emission reductions.”

SmartWay proponents say the program will save between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel and eliminate between 33 and 66 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2012.

For its part, Goodyear has a zero waste to landfill policy, which requires it to recycle materials or use them to produce energy.


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