Double Coin, a leading tire company, announced the results of comparison fuel efficiency tests called the ENERGOTEST Tire Challenge that they were invited to participate in by FPInnovations’ PIT Group, a neutral third-party research organization. In addition to Double Coin, fuel efficiency tests were also conducted on tires manufactured by Michelin® and Continental®. The PIT Group ran two separate comparison tests on steer, drive, and trailer tires run on three identically spec’d tractors and trailers.
One test was a line haul test and the other was a regional haul test. In each test a tractor trailer combination was mounted with a complete set of steer, drive and trailer tires from each manufacturer. In the line haul test the Double Coin tires tested were the RR680, FD405 and the IM105 patterns. The Continental tires tested were the Eco Plus HS3 on steer, HDL2 on drives and the HT3 on the trailer position. The Michelin tires tested were the X-Line Energy Z steer tires, the X-Line Energy D drive tires and the X-Line Energy T trailer tires. The tires ran a series of test runs on the test track, and then tires and tractors-trailers-drivers were switched so that any vehicle difference or driver difference would not influence the test results.
In both tests the Double Coin tires came in second with the Continentals coming in 1st and the Michelins 3rd place.
“We are pleased with the results of this independent study,” said Tim Phillips, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Double Coin. “We wanted to go head-to-head with top-tier brands in order to prove that Double Coin tires are quality-engineered tire products that also deliver superior performance and exceptional value – more than is sometimes perceived in the marketplace.”
ABOUT DOUBLE COIN
Double Coin Tires have been marketed in the U.S. since 1992 and have grown in popularity every year. The company markets tires to some of North America’s most influential distributors including Carroll Tire Company, Tire Wholesalers, Inc., K&M Tire, Lucy’s Tire, Inc. and many more. Double Coin also supplies to truck stops and servicing dealers including Action Tire, Les Schwab Tire, McCarthy Tire, OK Tire Store, Parkhouse Tire, Pete’s Tire Barn, Redburn Tire, Southern Tire Mart, Sullivan Tire, Sapp Brothers as well as many others.
Double Coin Tires are supplied by CMA, LLC, which is based in Monrovia, California and is a subsidiary of Shanghai Huayi Group Corporation Ltd. To learn more, visit www.doublecointires.com.