Continental Tire the Americas announced that the HDR1 Eco Plus ContiTread from its Commercial Vehicle Tire Group has been verified for low rolling resistance by the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.

The retread is the first open shoulder drive position retread to be verified by SmartWay, according to Continental engineers.

According to the company, EPA has determined that certain low rolling resistance retread products, when used on the drive and trailer axles of linehaul, Class 8 tractor trailers in combination with a verified steer tire, can reduce fuel consumption by more than 3%.

The HDR1 EcoPlus ContiTread is the 21st Continental new and retreaded truck tire product line to be currently listed as verified by SmartWay.

The open shoulder tread design provides excellent wet and dry traction, resists irregular wear and reduces stone retention for optimal use in regional hauling and light on/off road conditions, Continental said.

The HDR1 Eco Plus ContiTread is available from ContiTread retreaders in 22/32nds tread depth, in various widths for retreading.