EPA Issues Smartway Retread Performace Standards
This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the establishment of low-rolling resistance performance standards for tire retread products used on line-haul Class 8 trucks. Use of verified low-rolling resistance retreads is expected to provide reductions in fuel consumption of at least 3 percent as compared to the most popular retread products now in use. The establishment of these standards enables manufacturers to immediately begin to verify retread products which conform to the standards. ATA, manufacturers and others have been working with EPA for more than three years in the development of these standards. Click here for a copy of the announcement letter and performance requirements.