Michelin Applauds Saskatchewan Law

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New laws allow wide-base single tires for heavy trucks.

Michelin North America (Canada) is applauding the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, and the Saskatchewan Trucking Association, who worked collaboratively for the province to become Canada’s fourth to enact regulations that permit the trucking industry to increase hauling and payload capacity.

The total payload increase from 7,700 kg per axle to 8,500 kg allows the industry to adopt wide-base single heavy-truck tires while decreasing fuel consumption and green-house gas emissions.

“Michelin just recently hosted MOVIN’ON, the Global Summit on Sustainable Mobility, for the first time here in Canada. So we are particularly encouraged to see that Saskatchewan is implementing an environmentally friendly approach to commercial mobility, which also helps the trucking sector improve its competitiveness,” said Jeff MacLean, President, Michelin North America (Canada). “Accelerating the adoption of New Generation Wide Base Single Tires is one important way that government and industry can use innovative technologies to help drive Canada’s clean-growth agenda.”

Wide base single tires have been available in North America since 2000. Load parity was implemented in 2009 in Quebec and in 2008 in Ontario. In 2015, Manitoba revised regulations pertaining to trucks travelling provincial highways that meet national load ratings.

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