Four more Yokohama truck tires join EPA SmartWay program

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FULLERTON, Cal. — Yokohama has announced four more of its commercial truck tires have been certified by the US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership program.

That brings the total to seven Yokohama truck tires now approved under the program. The latest to join the program are the: 101ZL and 103ZR steer tires, RY587 trailer tire and the TY517MC2 drive tires.

Yokohama says the tires run cooler and help reduce fuel consumption. The 101ZL and 103ZR tires belong to Yokohama’s Zenvironment line. The company claims its 103ZR, at 23/32 is the deepest SmartWay-certified truck tire.

Its RY587, designed for long-haul trailer applications, combines long, even original tread mileage with lower fuel consumption and improved durability, Yokohama says. The TY517MC2, meanwhile, provides low rolling resistance and long, even wear along with excellent traction and durability, the company claims.

“This recognition from the EPA SmartWay program is proof that our technologically-advanced tires help save fuel and protect the environment,” said Takao Oishi, Yokohama president and CEO. “We are proud to be recognized by the EPA for our environmental initiatives, and we look forward to being part of the SmartWay program for years to come.”

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