FINDLAY, OHIO – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced the availability of Roadmaster SmartWay products for all wheel positions. The SmartWay verification includes the Roadmaster RM180 steer tire, RM871 trailer tire, and most recently, the RM851 drive tire.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s SmartWay Technology Program verifies low-rolling resistance tires that meet its criteria of reducing fuel consumption, ultimately cutting costs and benefiting the environment.
"With a complete line of SmartWay verified tires, Cooper is demonstrating our strong company commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility," said Roadmaster National Truck Tire Sales Manager Bill Hoban. "By using our low rolling resistance tires, customers can lower their costs by reducing fuel usage, and, at the same time, limit their impact on the environment."
The Roadmaster RM180EM long-haul steer tire features decoupling grooves that resist uneven shoulder wear in line haul applications, according to the company. Designed for regional to long-haul applications, the Roadmaster RM851EM drive tire features a solid shoulder for long, even wear. The Roadmaster RM871EM trailer tire features wide shoulder ribs that resist scrubbing and rib edge sipes to promote long, even wear. The RM871EM is available as an original equipment fitment on trailers from several manufacturers.