Yokohama updates online fuel savings calculator

Yokohama Tire Corporation has been helping commercial fleet owners and truckers improve their bottom line in terms of fuel savings through its innovative Fuel Savings Calculator. Now the interactive, web-based tool has received an update, making it even more beneficial to the trucking industry, according to Rick Phillips, Yokohama director of commercial sales.

"We want to show fleets how they can save money with Yokohama fuel- efficient products and the new features we've added to the Yokohama Fuel Savings Calculator will do just that," Phillips said.

The Yokohama Fuel Savings Calculator is housed within the commercial Web section at http://www.yokohamatire.com/fuel_calculator/.

"The updates include more data points on Yokohama tires, as well as our competitor tires to allow users expanded comparisons of our fuel-efficient tires, including our Zenvironment line, against others," said Phillips. "Plus, we've added a print functionality that fleet owners have asked for."

The savings are shown in three ways: Annual Fuel Savings per Truck, Annual Fuel Savings for Fleet and Annual Gallons of Fuel Saved.

According to Phillips, the Fuel Savings Calculator not only saves truckers money, but also has a 'green' benefit because it shows the total carbon footprint reduction of Yokohama tires compared to its competitors.

"It's important for fleets to see how the right choice of tires can dramatically reduce the carbon impact on the environment," Phillips said. "For example, one of our tires saved more than 2,000 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. It's another example of our commitment to produce environmentally-sound products."

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company's complete product line includes the all-new AVID Ascend – the first mass-market tire using Yokohama's breakthrough orange oil technology – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama's extensive product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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