Michelin introduces new trailer, retread tires

Published March, 22 2013
Michelin X Line Energy D Michelin Truck Tires this week introduced a new trailer tire and a new retread tire in Louisville, Ky., at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The premise behind both is combining fuel efficiency with durability and long-tire life, said Jaye Young, Michelin's marketing manager. Specifically, with the X Line Energy T — the new trailer tire — Young says Michelin wanted to tackle fuel efficiency from a different angle. Because trailer tires are responsible for using about 42 percent of fuel use caused by tires, Young says, trying to make a fuel-efficient trailer tire that still had the tire life of other trailer tires is the ...
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