YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATION’S NEW ULTRA WIDE BASE TY517™ COMMERCIAL TIRE EARNS EPA SMARTWAY® VERIFICATION
FULLERTON, CA (Jan. 24, 2013) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s 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.
The TY517, Yokohama’s latest ultra wide base drive tire, offers superior traction, along with long, even wear. Its advanced profile contributes to the TY517’s 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.”
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes the all-new AVID® Ascend™ – the first mass-market tire using Yokohama’s breakthrough orange oil technology – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit yokohamatire.com.
Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.