FORT MILL, SC - Four truck tires in the General Tire brand have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies.

General S581, S371, D660 and ST250 truck tires were recently verified by SmartWay as low rolling resistance tires. The General S581 long-haul steer tire features an 18/32" 5 rib tread design, which provides excellent wet traction and lateral stability. The General S371 long-haul steer and drive tire has 20/32" tread depth. Its tread compound provides long highway miles while resisting cuts and tears in off-highway use. The D660 is a long-haul drive tire with 30/32" tread depth and a closed shoulder tread design for long, even wear. The ST250, a long-haul trailer tire, features 13/32" tread depth, a stone ejection system and the patented VAI® visual alignment indicators to alert drivers of tracking problems.

General Tire, an American classic since 1915, delivers tough, quality truck tire products that can deliver excellent mileage and value across diverse road conditions. General truck tires are manufactured at the Continental Tire the Americas, LLC ("Continental") plant in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Tires verified by the EPA for lower rolling resistance can provide a reduction in NOx emissions and an estimated fuel savings of 3% or greater, relative to the "best selling" new tires for line haul trucks, when used on all five axles on long haul class 8 trucks. According to the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership Web site, its projected savings of between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year represents a savings of as much as 150 million barrels of oil per year. This is the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road, leading SmartWay partners to save nearly $10 billion in operating costs.

Continental also participates in the SmartWay Transport Partnership as a shipper partner, committing to reduce its environmental impacts from ground freight transportation. The majority of Continental and General Tire products are shipped within SmartWay's environmentally sensitive guidelines.

For more information on General truck tires and a dealer locator, visit the General Web site at