Double Coin Holdings, Ltd., has received SmartWay verification onits FR605 steer-position tire. With this announcement, the compnay noted, FR605 joins the FT105 and FD405 as an addition to the lineup of Double Coin products on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of SmartWay verified technologies.
The FR605 steer position is part of Double Coin’s fuel-efficient tire lineup, which consists of a series of tires including the FT105 trailer position tire, verified by SmartWay in March, as well as the FD405 drive position tire verified in June.
Double Coin said each tire was developed and is manufactured with advanced tread compounds and highly developed internal construction to provide lower rolling resistance and longer mileage. This helps each tire run cooler and reduce fuel consumption, which can lead to lower operating costs for a fleet while also benefiting the environment.
In addition to providing fuel economy benefits, the FR605 steer position tire features a 5-rib tread design and extensive siping and side shoulder decoupling grooves to further enhance even wear and traction.
“We know there is a continuing demand from our customers to provide the utmost in quality and value,” said Aaron Murphy, vp of CMA, which manufactures and markets products from Double Coin Holdings, Ltd. and several other strategic manufacturers. “Customers who participate in the EPA Smartway programs, at either the OEM or aftermarket level, have a Smartway-verified option from Double Coin to maintain their lower operating costs.”
Currently, Double Coin said it is “actively working towards reducing the rolling-resistance values on all branded tires to meet potential future government regulations”. As a result, Double Coin said it plans to add additional products to the EPA’s Smartway list of verified technologies based on market demand and end-user requirements.
All of the SmartWay-verified Double Coin tires will be on display at upcoming trade shows including the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (September), ATA Management Conference (October) and SEMA (November).