MONROVIA, Calif. — Double Coin has become the first tire manufacturer headquartered in China to have a commercial truck tire added to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies.
Double Coin’s FT105 trailer tire Double Coin has been verified as a low-rolling resistance trailer tire, which allowed the tire to earn its place on SmartWay’s list.
SmartWay is a collaboration between the EPA and the freight sector designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.
“The FT105 was designed from scratch to meet requirements of the several markets,” said Aaron Murphy, vice-president of Double Coin parent company, CMA. “In both the replacement and OEM channels, this type of product from Double Coin was required by the most progressive organizations as a means to bring additional value to their customers.”
The FT105 program resulted from a collaborative effort between CMA staff in China and staff in North America.
The FT105 is part of Double Coin’s fuel efficient tire lineup, which consists of a series of tires including the FR605 and the FD405, which are all designed to provide lower-rolling resistance and longer mileage.
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