SMARTWAY TRAILER TIRE
GT Radial says it now has a SmartWay truck tire for every axle position with the recent verification of its GT979 FS trailer tire. It joins the GSL213 FS steer tire and GT669+ FS drive tire, both of which received SmartWay verification in 2010.
The company notes that, on a tractor-trailer combination, the steer tires contribute 15-20% of the tires' overall contribution to fuel economy, drive tires 30-40%, and trailer tires about 40-50%.
Receiving SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency means that the products reduce emissions and provide an estimated fuel savings of 3% or greater against market leading on-highway commercial truck tires.
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