Green Operations

Michelin to Continue Its Yellowstone Tire Program Through 2016

August 20, 2013

A Yellowstone National Park truck with Michelin tires.
Photo courtesy of Michelin.
A Yellowstone National Park truck with Michelin tires.Photo courtesy of Michelin.

Michelin North America, Inc. has renewed its commitment to provide tires to the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF).

Since 2008, Michelin has donated more than 1,400 tires to help equip Yellowstone National Park’s fleet of 800 vehicles, which includes everything from patrol cars and garbage trucks to giant earth-moving vehicles, rotary snow plows, and large load-hauling tractor trailers.

Michelin is helping Yellowstone National Park reduce its operating expenses, lower its consumption of raw materials, and lower its overall fuel consumption.

Yellowstone vehicles use Michelin’s green tire technology to travel the park’s 420 miles of roadways, totaling 3.75 million miles traveled per year.

Before Michelin’s involvement, Yellowstone National Park replaced tires on an annual basis. Since that time, Michelin tires have been running approximately 2 to 3 years per unit doing the same work.

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