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Yokohama Congratulates Ploger Transportation for its Role in the Record-breaking ‘Run on Less’ Fuel-Efficiency Event

Yokohama Congratulates Ploger Transportation for its Role in the Record-breaking ‘Run on Less’ Fuel-Efficiency Event

Yokohama Congratulates Ploger 

Transportation for its Role in the Record-breaking ‘Run on Less’ Fuel-Efficiency Event

 

 

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Media Contact: Bill Groak, Kovel Fuller, 310-841-4417, bgroak@kovelfuller.com

 

SANTA ANA, CA – (Sept. 27, 2017) – Yokohama Tire Corporation congratulates Ploger Transportation LLC for its role in the recent Run on Less fuel-economy road show. Ploger’s 2016 Volvo VNM truck (in a 6X2 configuration), featured several component suppliers, including Yokohama.

Seven U.S. truck fleets embarked on the three-week, cross-country event aimed at showcasing advancements in fuel efficiency and freight efficiency. The goal was to prove that 10 mpg is possible using efficiency technologies that are available on the market today. Seventeen days 17 and 50,000 miles later, the seven drivers managed to average a record-breaking 10.1 mpg overall. Ploger finished with a 10.5 MPG average.

“Congratulations to Jerry and his innovative, dedicated crew at Ploger,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama Tire’s corporate manager, commercial and OTR Product Planning. “They certainly proved that a Class 8 truck with the right equipment and technology can operate efficiently and achieve amazing fuel economy. We are proud they chose to use Yokohama tires.”

Ploger ran a full complement of SmartWay-verified, fuel efficient Yokohama tires:

-- Steer: 101ZL Spec-2

-- Live drive axle: 709ZL

-- Trailer: RY023

-- Lift drive axle: RY587

“We have road-tested many top brands over the years and have found Yokohama tires to have the perfect balance of rugged performance and fuel efficiency,” said Jerry Morrow, owner of Ploger Transportation LLC. “They are the best value on the market today.”

The event, organized by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room’s Trucking Efficiency Operation, kicked-off from multiple points across the U.S. and ended at the recent North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Full results, including Ploger’s achievement of fuel economy, freight efficiency, and dollars and carbon saved can be found at www.runonless.com.

For more information, visit www.yokohamatruck.com.

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires that’s celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visitwww.yokohamatire.com.

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About Ploger Transportation LLC

Bellevue, Ohio-based Ploger Transportation has been operating as a general truckload carrier since 2006, specializing in food & plastic containers. Today, Ploger operates 35 tractors, 100 trailers (van/flatbed) and has more than 45 employees. For more information, visit http://plogertrans.com/.