New Yokohama wide base tire earns SmartWay verification

Updated Jan 30, 2013

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Yokohama Tire Corporation says its new TY517 commercial tire has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay list of verified technologies. Yokohama, which now has nine products recognized as SmartWay “low rolling resistance tires,” will debut the TY517 in booth 14124 at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 21-23 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky,

SmartWay Transport, a collaboration between the EPA and the freight sector, is designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions.

Yokohama says the TY517, its latest ultra wide base drive tire, offers superior traction, along with long, even wear with an advanced profile for both durability for increased retreadability. It is now available in size 445/50R22.5.

“The TY517 meets the SmartWay program’s stringent verified low rolling resistance criteria because it runs cooler and helps reduce fuel consumption, which cuts costs for fleets and benefits the environment,” said Rick Phillips, Yokohama’s director of commercial sales. “We’re proud to be recognized by the EPA for our environmental initiatives and look forward to being part of the SmartWay program for years to come.”