All Continental regional steer tires have been certified as a SmartWay partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Fort Mill, S.C.-based tire maker announced.
The HSR2, HSR1 and HSR tires were recently approved in the government program as having low rolling resistance The HSR2 features a 23/32-in. deep improved cut and chip resistant tread compound, patented groove geometry, a protective curb rib and the VAI + system of visual alignment and tread depth indicators. HSR1, also in the regional tire family, features reduced noise and wet traction. The HSR is a previous generation tire.
The list of SmartWay verified tire products is available at www.continental-truck.com.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.