Yokohama Tire Corp. has been named a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program. Yokohama's partner status is in the program's "shipper" category.
"Shipper" status means that the company ships more than 50% of its products on SmartWay-approved transport carriers.
This is the second SmartWay honor Yokohama has gathered in 2009. In January, three of the company's medium truck tires were verified as low rolling resistance tires by the program, paving their way for use on SmartWay-certified trucks. The tires are the RY617 steer tire, the 703ZL drive tire and the RY587MC2 trailer tire.