Low Rolling Resistance Tires and Retreads

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Verified Low Rolling Resistance Tires

EPA has determined that certain tire models can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3 percent or more, relative to the best selling new tires for line haul class 8 tractor trailers. These improvements are achieved under the following conditions:

  1. Tires are used on the axle positions stated on the list below.
  2. Verified low rolling resistance tires are installed on all of the axle positions of the tractor and trailer.
  3. All tires must be properly inflated according to the manufacturer's specifications.

The following low rolling resistance tires are SmartWay verified when used on class 8, line-haul tractor trailers:

SmartWay verified low rolling resistance tires when used on class 8, line-haul tractor trailers
Brand Steer Drive Trailer
Advance GL283 L.E.T. GL283 L.E.T. N/A
Aeolus HN267 HN308+ HN808
Aosen DSR266    
Arisun CR989, AS600 CM983, AD737 CR915, AT500
Atlas STRD09e+, AP100e+, APW09e+ (315/80R22.5 only) DRV09e+ TR09e+
Aurora UFO3, UF04 UZ02, UZ03 UF07
BF Goodrich ST244, ST230 ST244 TR144
Bridgestone R280, R287, R287A, R283 Ecopia M720, Greatec M835 Ecopia, Greatec, M710 Ecopia, S803Z, S718WZ, and S718YZ, Greatec R135 Ecopia, R195, R197 Ecopia, S197
Continental HSL1 Coach, HSL2 (replaces HSL), HSL2 ECO Plus, HSR, HSR1, HSR1 ECO Plus, HSR2, HSR2 ECO Plus, HSR2 SA HSL1 Coach, HDL ECO Plus, HDL2 ECO Plus, HDL2 DL ECO Plus, HDR, HDR1 ECO Plus, HSR, HSR1, HSR1 ECO Plus, HSR2, HSR2 ECO Plus, HSR2 SA, Eco Plus HD3, Hybrid HD 3 HTL ECO Plus, HTL1
Double Coin FR605 FD405, FD425 FT105, FT125
Double Star DSR266    
Dunlop Tire SP384 FM SP456 FM SP193 FM
Falken RI109 Ecorun, RI128 Ecorun BI887 Ecorun RI119 Ecorun
Firestone FS507 PLUS, FS591 FD695 PLUS, FD691 FT455 PLUS
General S371, S580, S581 D660, S371, S580, S581 ST250
Geostar G300, G305SW N/A N/A
Goodride CR989 CM983 CR915
Goodyear G399 Fuel Max, G662 Fuel Max G305 Fuel Max AT, G392 SSD, G572 Fuel Max G316 LHT Fuel Max, G316 Fuel Max DuraSeal, G394SST
GT Radial GSL213 FS GT669+ FS GT979 FS
Hankook AH24, AL07+, AL11 AH24, DL11, Z35A, e3WiDE DL07 TL 01
Hercules H-802, H502 H-702 (size 11R24.5 only) H-903
Kumho KLS02e, KRS02e KLD01e, KLD02e KLT02e
Leao LLF16e+,F816e+, LLF02e+ (315/80R22.5 only), LLA08e+ (11R22.5 only), AFE823, LLA18e+385/65R22.5 only), LAL800e+11R22.5 only) DriveLLA08e+ (11R22.5 only), ADE 822, LLA18e+ (385/65R22.5 only), LDE822 (11R22.5 only), LAL800e+ (11R22.5 only), LLD37e+ ATE821, LTE 821 (11R22.5 only), T810e+
Linglong F816e+, LLF16e+, LFE823, LLF02e+ (315/80R22.5 only), LLA08e+ (11R22.5 only), LLA18e+ (385/65R22.5 only), LAL800e+ (11R22.5 only) LLA08e+ (11R22.5 only), LLA18e+ (385/65R22.5 only), LDE822 (11R22.5 only), LAL800e+ (11R22.5 only), LLD37e+ LTE 821 (11R22.5 only), T810e+
Long March LM120 (11R22.5 only), LM216 (11R22.5 only) N/A LM 120 (11R22.5 only)
Michelin X Coach XZ, XZA3, XZA3+, XZA2, XZA1+, XZA2 Energy XDA Energy, XDA3, X-One XDA, X-One XDN2, X-One XDA Energy, X Multi Energy D, X Line Energy D, X-One Line Energy D XTA Energy, XT1, X-One XTA, X-ONE XTE, X Line Energy T
Milever SFR03 (11R22.5 only), SAH01 (11R22.5 only) SFR03 (11R22.5 only), SAH01 (11R22.5 only) N/A
Roadmaster (Cooper) RM180, RM185 RM851 RM871
Roadone LLA08e+ (11R22.5 only) LLA08e+ (11R22.5 only), LLD37e+ N/A
Roadpro S180 FS R610FS R910FS
Sailun S605 EFT, S606 EFT S768 EFT, S753 EFT S622 EFT
Samson GL283A L.E.T. GL283 L.E.T. N/A
Sumitomo ST778SE ST938SE ST710SE
Sunny SFR (11R22.5 only), SAH01 (11R22.5 only) SFR03 (11R22.5 only), SAH01 (11R22.5 only) N/A
TBB GR100, GR110    
Toyo Tires M137 M657 M157
Triangle TRS01 TRD01 N/A
Westlake CR989 CM983 CR915
Yokohama RY617, RY023, 103ZR, 101ZL 703ZL, TY517mc2, TY577,
TY517 (445/50R22.5 only)
RY407, RY587, RY587mc2
Wanli SFR01 (315/80R22.5 only), SFR03 (11R22.5 only), SAH01 (11R22.5 only) SFR03 (11R22.5 only), SAH01 (11R22.5 only) N/A
Wind Power WSR36 (11R22.5 only) N/A N/A

Verified Low Rolling Resistance Retread Technologies

EPA has determined that certain retread technologies can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3 percent or more, relative to the best selling retread technologies. These improvements are achieved under the following conditions:

  1. Verified retread technologies are used on both the drive and trailer axles.
  2. The retread technologies are used on the axle positions shown in the table below.
  3. Verified low rolling resistance steer tires are used.
  4. All tires must be properly inflated according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

The following low rolling resistance technologies are SmartWay verified when used on class 8, line-haul tractor trailers:

Precure Tread
Brand Drive Trailer
Bridgestone/Bandag Fuel Tech Drive, B710 FuelTech, B835 Fuel Tech FuelTech-Trailer, B197 FuelTech, B135 FuelTech, FCR-Trailer
Continental HDL Eco Plus, HTL Eco Plus HTL Eco Plus
Goodyear G305 ATS, G572 G316 AT
Marangoni Ringtread RDA-E, Ringtread RZYD Ringtread RTA-E
Michelin X One XDA, XDA2-AT, X One XDA HT, X line Energy D XT1-AT, X One XTA
Oliver N/A ULP, Vantage Trailer II

 

Mold Cure Tread
Brand     Drive     Trailer    
AccuTread N/A Shallow Trailer Tread (STT)
Michelin XDA2 23 AT XT-1