Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced that three Michelin retreads have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of SmartWay-verified technologies,and four are in the process of receiving SmartWay verification. With SmartWay-erified dual drive and trailer treads and wide single drive and trailer treads, Michelin said it will have full coverage in SmartWay retreads for over-the-road applications.
Michelin’s SmartWay-verified retreads include the XT-1 AT Pre-Mold for trailer applications, the XDA2 19 AT Pre-Mold and XDA2 23 AT Pre-Mold for drive axle applications. The company said its retreads that meet SmartWay standards and are pending SmartWay verification include the Michelin X One XDA-HTTM Pre-Mold and XDA2 23 AT Custom-Mold for drive axle applications, and the Michelin X One XTA Pre-Mold and XT-1 Custom Mold for trailer applications.
“Retreads represent about half of the tires on the road,“ said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin agrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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. 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.”