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Enhanced Yokohama TY517MC2 fuel-saving long-haul tire is SmartWay approved

Enhanced Yokohama TY517MC2 fuel-saving long-haul tire is SmartWay approved

Enhanced Yokohama TY517MC2 fuel-saving long-haul tire is SmartWay approved

LANGLEY, B.C. (March 9, 2012) – An enhanced version of the popular Yokohama TY517 long-haul drive axle tire has earned the coveted SmartWay designation for its improved fuel efficiency and environmental contribution.

The tire, designated TY517MC2, was introduced by Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. and will be available in a 11R22.5 14G TL size through designated Yokohama commercial tire dealers.

The TY517MC2 features a revised tread compound that reduces rolling resistance without compromising traction, wear or durability, the company said. The new tire replaces the TY517 and can be mounted with that tire on the same axle.

In 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a program to identify cleaner, more environmentally friendly transportation options. Called SmartWay, the program identifies products and services that reduce transportation-related emissions. SmartWay is a public/private collaboration between the EPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money. Participating freight carriers and shippers commit to benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance annually.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 700 independent tire dealers and more than 2,000 retail locations.