Cooper Achieves First SmartWay Verification
Cooper Tire has announced the first ‘SmartWay’ verification of a member of its commercial vehicle tyre range. The company’s Roadmaster RM180 long haul steer tyre has been added to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership list of low rolling resistance commercial vehicle tyres after meeting the required criteria.
“We are pleased to have our first premium product named to the EPA’s SmartWay programme for low-rolling resistance,” said Bill Hoban, Cooper Tire’s national truck tyre sales manager. “This achievement demonstrates Cooper’s ongoing commitment to producing high-tech truck tyres that are more fuel efficient, thus helping to protect the environment.”
Cooper describes the RM180 as an “ideal steer tyre for long haul applications” and notes that the tyre’s tread pattern features a decoupling groove to provide even wear. This, combined with its cool-running base compound and its four-belt construction, is designed to deliver long tread mileage, durability and retreadability fleet owners expect while also providing excellent low-rolling resistance.