The Vipal VL130 ECO is a tread design that complies with the strictest fuel-efficiency and gas-emission standards in the U.S.A. and Europe. The VL130 ECO has low-rolling resistance to generate less heat, ensuring less casing fatigue, according to the company. The lighter tread weight contributes to elevating the tire’s retreadability index. The grooves were designed to minimize the retention of stones and other objects. Recommended for use on free axles of vehicles in the long-haul freight segment, these treads include rounded shoulders that ensure a reduction in the effects of lateral dragging.