Michelin Truck Tyres Now More Appealing in Nova Scotia
(Akron/Tire Review – Halifax Chronicle Herald) A rule change introduced August 16 by the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will make a double-wide tyre produced by Michelin more attractive to local truckers.
Nova Scotia has increased the weight limit for axles equipped with the new-generation wide-based single tyres to 7,700 kilograms per axle from 6,000 kilograms per axle.
The tyres, called X-One and made by Michelin at its Waterville, Nova Scotia plant, are considerably wider than the older-style single tyres and have been specifically designed to replace dual tyres.
Transportation Minister Angus MacIsaac said the new rules make wide-based single tyres a more attractive option for truckers who want to cut operating costs and energy consumption.
Single wide-based tyres reduce rolling resistance, improve fuel economy and allow truckers to carry additional payload on roads that are capable of handling the increased weight, Michelin claims.
Peter Nelson, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, welcomes the option. “Next-generation wide-based tyres are to be celebrated for their efficiency and safety,” said Nelson.