ERJ staff report (DS)
Toronto, Ontario -- Canada is considering a tyre labelling scheme, at least for trucks. Canada's Trucking Alliance is working with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to improve understandingt of how and why truck fleets buy tyres. NRCan will use the knowledge gained in the survey to explore the possibility of developing a fuel efficiency tyre labeling program.
â€œThis is an important opportunity for the industry to educate government on our sector,â€ said CTA CEO David Bradley. â€œThe creation of a tyre labeling program, in and of itself, is helpful to the industry but it would also be beneficial to the possible introduction of a rebate system based on this labeling program,â€ added Bradley.
The survey itself should take no more than 10 minutes and asks carriers:
* How and where they purchase their tyres
* Most important features you look for in a tyre for both tractors and trailers
* Issues around retreaded tyres
* How you manage the purchasing and maintenance of tyres
* Experiences with single and fuel efficient tyres
* Awareness of SmartWay and other labeling programs
* Preferred communication method with the industry
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Press release from Trucking Alliance