Michelin Americas Truck Tires is pleased to announce that three retreads have been added to the SmartWay+ verified technologies list and four are in the process of receiving SmartWay verification. With SmartWay verified dual drive and trailer treads and wide single drive and trailer treads, Michelin will have full coverage in SmartWay retreads for over the road.
Michelin’s SmartWay verified retreads include: Michelin XT-1 AT Pre-Mold for trailer applications and MIichelin XDA2 19 AT Pre-Moldand Michelin XDA2 23 AT Pre-Moldfor drive axle applications. The following retreads meet SmartWay standards and are pending SmartWay verification: Michelin X One XDA-HTPre-Moldand Michelin XDA2 23 AT Custom-Moldfor drive axle applications, and Michelin X One XTA Pre-Moldand Michelin XT-1 Custom Moldfor trailer applications.
"Retreads represent about half of the tires on the road. Michelin agrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program’s overall strategy of including retread products to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of line-haul Class 8 trucks. Michelin low-rolling resistance retreads reduce fleet operating costs by increasing fuel efficiency and extending tire life," said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "Michelin has been a leader in fuel efficient tires and retreads for decades, and we strive to meet the demands of our customers today and tomorrow."
Michelin retreads verified by SmartWay are compliant with California Air Resources Board (CARB) Greenhouse Gas regulation for low-rolling-resistance tires. These retread options allow customers to be CARB compliant when California implements the requirements for SmartWay verified retreads on January 1, 2013.
The Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. (MRT) Network follows a nine-step retread process throughout all its franchisees ensuring customers confidence and consistency through the SmartWay verified offers. No other retread uses Michelin’s new-tire technology and rigorous quality control. By utilizing proven tread designs and Michelin’s new-tire manufacturing standards, MRT delivers reliable retreads specifically designed to provide value and solutions for sustainable mobility.
Michelin looks forward to offering SmartWay verified wide base single retreads, and will continue to submit a wide range of our retread products to the verification process. More information about the SmartWay program as well as verified low rolling resistance tires and retreads can be found at epa.gov/smartway.