December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded SmartWay verification of three Goodyear truck tire retreads - the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max.
The EPA established low rolling resistance requirements for retreaded truck tires this year. Verified low rolling resistance retreaded tires must help reduce truck fuel consumption by at least 3%, according to the EPA.
The G316 AT Fuel Max is available as a precure retread in 8-, 8.5-, 8.75-, and 9-inch tread widths. It also is available as a Goodyear UniCircle product in the following sizes - 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 - in both 8.5- and 9-inch widths.
The G572 LHD Fuel Max is available as a precure production 8.5-, 8.875-, and 9.25-inch tread widths. (UniCircle fitments also will be available soon.)
The G305 ATS Fuel Max is available as a precure retread in 8.5-, 8.75-, and 9-inch tread widths.
The G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max are part of Goodyear's complete line of fuel-efficient new truck tires and retreads, many of which feature the company's Fuel Max Technology.
Fuel Max tires feature cool-running compounds and constructions that help improve miles per gallon for optimized fuel savings, according to the company.
Goodyear says it plans to submit more truck tire retreads for SmartWay verification. Related Stories6/14/2012 EPA Outlines SmartWay Verification Program for Retreaded Tires