EPA SmartWay stamps approval on Yokohama truck tires

| Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program has recognized another product that aims to cut greenhouse gas emission from commercial trucks.

According to the EPA, Yokohama’s RY617 steer tire, 703ZL drive tire and RY 587MC2 trailer tire met the SmartWay program’s criteria for low rolling resistance.

Low rolling resistance helps tires run cooler, and reduces fuel consumption, thereby cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

“Yokohama is honored to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts to produce truck tires that help save fuel and protect the environment,” said John Cooney, Yokohama director of commercial sales. “Receiving approval into the SmartWay program reinforces our pledge to our commercial customers to produce the most technologically-advanced tires on the market.”

Launched in 2004, EPA SmartWay identifies products and services that reduce transportation-related emissions.

Yokohama Tire Corp. is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based Yokohama Rubber Co., a global tire producer since 1917.

For more information about Yokohama tires, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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