Three Hankook commercial fleet tires have been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay partnership, as they meet the program’s requirement to reduce rolling resistance by 3%, the company said.
The AL07+ steer tire, Z35a drive tire and the TL01 trailer tire all meet SmartWay’s standards, which are designed to promote cleaner, more efficient truck technologies. According to EPA, SmartWay partners are collectively saving 595 million gallons of diesel fuel each year and eliminating 6.8 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
“Diminishing the carbon footprint, improving fuel economy and reducing costs are the key areas of focus for the commercial fleet industry currently,” said Brian Sheehey, commercial tires director, Hankook Tire America Corp. “The SmartWay Program specifically addresses those concerns, providing fleet owners a clear means to reduce costs and help the environment. It’s a win-win, and Hankook is privileged to be a part of the solution with our SmartWay compliancy.”