Canada Initiates Load Parity Regulations for More Sustainable Trucking
LAVAL, QC, June 15, 2015—Michelin North America (Canada) Inc, is pleased to see the progress in sustainable mobility for Canada’s trucking industry, now that three provinces have load parity legislation in place with the recent move by Manitoba to adopt new regulations. Facilitating load parity, which allows fuel-efficient wide base single heavy truck tires to operate at the same weight limits (and payload) as conventional dual tires, has many benefits, including increased hauling and payload capacity and decreased fuel consumption and green-house gas emissions.
“Michelin knows first-hand that advancements in tire technology make it possible to accelerate fuel and weight savings for our trucking clients, helping them grow commercially in a socially and environmentally responsible way,” said Harold Phillips, Country Operations Officer for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. “We salute the province of Manitoba’s ability to find a way forward that promotes sustainable movement for truckers. We also want to acknowledge the efforts of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Manitoba Trucking Association in helping to achieve these most recent regulatory changes and invite other provinces to consider the benefits.”
Wide base single tires have been available in North America since 2000. Load parity was implemented in 2006 in Quebec and in 2008 in Ontario. In Manitoba, the 2015 revised regulations apply to trucks travelling provincial highways that meet national load ratings, known as Roads and Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) highways. In all instances, the provincial regulatory changes were implemented after extensive consultations with the trucking industry.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin is the pioneer in single tire technology, with X-One production in both Nova Scotia and South Carolina. Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing, distributing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 countries. The Group also has a Technology Center, responsible for research and development, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. (www.michelin.ca). To learn more about truck tires, visit http://www.michelintruck.com.