FULLERTON, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2012) — Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has updated its Fuel Savings Calculator, an interactive, web-based tool for the trucking industry that allows users to compare Yokohama's fuel-efficient tires with competing brands.
“We want to show fleets how they can save money with Yokohama fuel-efficient products and the new features we've added to the Yokohama Fuel Savings Calculator will do just that,” said Rick Phillips, Yokohama's director of commercial sales.
The Yokohama Fuel Savings Calculator is housed within the company's commercial Web section.
“The updates include more data points on Yokohama tires, as well as our competitor tires to allow users expanded comparisons of our fuel-efficient tires, including our Zenvironment line, against others,” said Mr. Phillips. “Plus, we've added a print functionality that fleet owners have asked for.”
The savings are shown in three ways: annual fuel savings per truck, annual fuel savings for fleet and annual gallons of fuel saved.
“It's important for fleets to see how the right choice of tires can dramatically reduce the carbon impact on the environment,” he said. “For example, one of our tires saved more than 2,000 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. It's another example of our commitment to produce environmentally sound products.”