UK News

Anglian Water renews ATS contract for 13th year

One of the UK’s largest utility companies, Anglian Water, has renewed its tyre service contract with ATS Euromaster for the 13th consecutive year because of its team’s expertise and excellent customer service. The new contract also sees the business maintaining its Michelin tyre policy for the car & van fleet. Since fitting the premium rubber, Anglian Water has recorded fewer tyre replacements and reduced levels of fuel consumption – important factors in its overall ambition to lessen its environmental impact.

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International News

Australian expert warns of false economy

A new habit in cost cutting measures by major transport companies in Australia is likely to come back to haunt them, according to independent industry expert, Brad Bearman, who says the revamping of tyre purchasing and management dynamics to save costs is highly likely to emerge further down the track as a higher expense. “In general, a sizeable percentage of the larger transport companies are dropping links with the better-known tyre companies such as Michelin, Bridgestone and Beaurepaires for their supply and servicing,” said Mr Bearman. “Instead, they are purchasing tyres directly from non-traditional Asia-based producers and appointing inexperienced in-house tyre fitters in the false belief they will get better results. This is good in principle, but the real problems will emerge a little further down the track,” added Mr Bearman, developer of the world’s only software based Bears Tyre Tracker.

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Motorsport

Falken support for Jake Archer’s Gymkhana Grid bid

Falken Tyre Europe will supply up and coming Gymkhana star Jake Archer with high performance tyres as he competes in final round of Gymkhana Grid Falken Tyre Europe is once again underlining its commitment to accessible motorsport disciplines confirming it will provide tyres to rising star Jake Archer for the final round of Gymkhana Grid. Should Archer, who has already won the first two rounds, win the final, he will have the opportunity to take on internet sensation Ken Block in a head to head competition.

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Retreading News

Conti offering third generation retreaded trailer tyres from October

Conti offering third generation retreaded trailer tyres from October

Continental AG has announced that its first third generation truck tyres will be available as retreaded tyres from October. Specifically it will be the first hot retreaded ContiRe EcoPlus HT3 from the ContiLifeCycle plant in Hanover.

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Product News

Hankook introduces truck tyre trio at IAA

Hankook introduces truck tyre trio at IAA

In addition to announcing significant original equipment deals, Hankook Tire is presenting several new commercial vehicles tyres at the IAA show in Germany – the drive axle DM09, the winter AW02 and the e-cube Blue TL20 trailer tyre.

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Career Tracks

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket appoints new UK/Ireland divisional director

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket appoints new UK/Ireland divisional director

Starting 1 October, Dominic Moran will assume top level responsibility for the supply of automotive parts, workshop equipment, software and services for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket in the role of divisional director for the UK and Ireland. He replaces Robin Shaw who has recently been named as new Bridgestone Northern zone MD.

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Legislation

Conflicting views on higher speed limits for trucks

The Government has announced plans to raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads to 50 mph and the move has generated diametrically opposed views. On the pro side, Transport minister Claire Perry says that the move is part of a package of measures to cut congestion, reduce dangerous overtaking and help get the country moving. Brake, the road safety charity, has expressed serious concerns about the proposed limit increase and the announcement comes as a survey by Brake and Digby Brown solicitors reveals the extent of risky driving on country roads.

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