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Michelin Offers Smartway® Verified Retreads

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is pleased to announce that three MICHELIN® retreads have been added to the SmartWay® verified technologies list and four are in the process of receiving SmartWay® verification. With SmartWay® verified dual drive and trailer treads and wide single drive and trailer treads, Michelin will have full coverage in SmartWay® retreads for over the road.

Michelin’s SmartWay® verified retreads include: MICHELIN® XT-1® AT Pre-MoldTM for trailer applications and MICHELIN® XDA2® 19 AT Pre-MoldTM and MICHELIN® XDA2® 23

AT Pre-MoldTM for drive axle applications.  The following retreads meet SmartWay® standards and are pending SmartWay® verification: MICHELIN® X One® XDA-HTTM  Pre- MoldTM and MICHELIN® XDA2® 23 AT Custom-MoldTM for drive axle applications, and MICHELIN® X One® XTA® Pre-MoldTM  and MICHELIN® XT-1® Custom MoldTM  for trailer applications.

“Retreads represent about half of the tires on the road. Michelin agrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® program’s overall strategy of including  retread  products  to  reduce  the  fuel  consumption  and  greenhouse  gas emissions of line-haul Class 8 trucks. MICHELIN® low-rolling resistance retreads reduce fleet  operating costs  by increasing fuel  efficiency and  extending tire  life,“  said  Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin has been a leader in fuel efficient tires and retreads for decades, and we strive to meet the demands of our customers today and tomorrow.”

MICHELIN® retreads verified by SmartWay® are compliant with California Air Resources Board (CARB) Greenhouse Gas regulation for low-rolling-resistance tires.  These retread options allow customers to be CARB compliant when California implements the requirements for SmartWay® verified retreads on January 1, 2013.

The Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. (MRT) Network follows a nine-step retread process throughout all its franchisees ensuring customers confidence and consistency through the SmartWay® verified offers. No other retread uses Michelin’s new-tire technology and rigorous quality control. By utilizing proven tread designs and Michelin’s new-tire manufacturing standards, MRT delivers reliable retreads specifically designed to provide value and solutions for sustainable mobility.

Michelin looks forward to offering SmartWay® verified wide base single retreads, and will continue to submit a wide range of our retread products to the verification process. More information about the SmartWay® program as well as verified low rolling resistance tires and retreads can be found at epa.gov/smartway.

About Michelin Retread Technologies

Established in the U.S. in 1998, Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. (MRT) brings the rigor  of  Michelin  new  tire  innovation  and  manufacturing  to  both  the  process  and product of retreading in North America. The network of MRT franchisees operates 77 retread plants in North America, which follow a consistent, rigorous, and highly audited nine-step manufacturing process to deliver uniform results across tires and retread plants. The MRT retreading plants use the most advanced technology available to examine 100% of the casings before retreading. Two patented retreading processes – Pre-Mold™ and Custom Mold™ – use Michelin’s new-tire design technology, allowing North American fleets to maximize the life of their tire assets. MICHELIN® retreads may be found in over 700 points of sale in the U.S.   For more information on Michelin

Retread Technologies or MICHELIN retreads, visit www.michelintruck.com.

About Service Tire Truck Centers

Service Tire Truck Centers has been serving the transportation industry with quality products and services since 1955. STTC helps customers minimize downtime and control costs while keeping their vehicles running at peak performance. STTC’s customer commitment is to provide solutions and information to allow our customers to make confident business decisions on how to increase vehicle uptime, increase vehicle utilization, and increase tire durability.

Service Tire Truck Centers provides the following services:

  • Road Assist™ 24/7/365 nationwide emergency road service
  • Over 40 convenient locations throughout the Northeastern U.S.
  • World-class Michelin® retreading technology
  • New tires from the world’s most respected manufacturers
  • Custom wheel and rim reconditioning
  • More than 250 truck service vehicles
  • Highly experienced certified tire technicians and tire service specialists

Service is our signature.


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