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Canadian Trucking Moving Toward ‘Sustained Mobility’

Posted: June 25, 2015

LAVAL, QC — Canada’s trucking industry is making progress toward what one tire manufacturer calls “sustainable mobility.”

The reason, according to Michelin Canada, is three provinces now have load parity legislation in place following the recent move by Manitoba to adopt new regulations, allowing wide base single heavy truck tires to operate at the same weight limits as conventional dual tires.

The bottom line, this results in many benefits for trucking, including increased hauling and payload capacity and decreased fuel consumption and green-house gas emissions, said the tire maker.

“Michelin knows first-hand that advancements in tire technology make it possible to accelerate fuel and weight savings for our trucking clients, helping them grow commercially in a socially and environmentally responsible way,” said Harold Phillips, country operations officer for Michelin North America, Canada.”

Wide base single tires have been available in North America since 2000 and are allowed extensively in the U.S. Load parity was implemented in 2006 in Quebec and in 2008 in Ontario.

Earlier this year, Manitoba revised regulations applying to trucks travelling provincial highways that meet national load ratings, allowing the use of wide base single tires in place of dual tires, following talks with representatives from the fleet groups the Manitoba Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Michelin currently manufacturers its wide base single truck tire, known as the X-One, in both Nova Scotia and South Carolina.

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