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NFDA releases leaflet to clarify emissions debate

NFDA releases leaflet to clarify emissions debate

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

The NFDA has produced a leaflet which analyses the different types of pollutants including NOx, CO2 and particulates, and from what sources these derive. The leaflet examines the role of diesel with a clear differentiation between old diesel and modern Euro 6 and the different impact they have on air pollution.

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UK government is pro-retreading, but what about anti-dumping measures?

UK government is pro-retreading, but what about anti-dumping measures?

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most high profile dignitary at Michelin’s “Stoke 2018” event was Clare Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate change and Industrial Strategy. Bearing in mind that retreading and casing inspection/logistics make up such a significant part of what goes on at Michelin’s Campbell Road, Stoke-on-Trent site, and given that over-supply of low-cost truck tyres from China has had a marked effect on this part of the business, Tyres & Accessories was keen to ask Clare Perry what the government can do to help.

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NFDA urges dealers ‘to take GDPR seriously’

Wednesday 5th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The deadline for all organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come on 25 May 2018. Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), says “it is imperative that organisations have a compliance strategy in place, as failure to comply will result in extremely harsh fines.”

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Roadside checks on CVs to include emissions checks

Wednesday 5th July 2017 | 0 Comments

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. DVSA will be targeting lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to improve air quality.

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Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Tyred of waiting: anti tyre aging campaign gets renewed impetus

Friday 30th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The tyre industry has been involved in numerous awareness-raising campaigns over the years. The quality and creativity of these has increased significantly, especially in the decade since TyreSafe came into existence. However, when Frances Molloy re-launched the “Tyred” campaign on 30 June 2017, you couldn’t help but feel that you were witnessing something quite unique. As most of us in the industry already know, Frances’ son Michael Molloy died in a coach crash in the summer of 2012 that was caused by poor condition, 19 and a half year-old tyres. In fact no tyres on the coach were less than 10 years old. So when she says that Tyred is all about taking old tyres off the road, people listen.

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Texas part worn tyre bill vetoed

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

An anti part worn tyre bill that was passed in May has been vetoed by state governor Greg Abbot. Texas House Bill 2774 was based on the draft legislation advocated by the US Tire Manufacturers Association. It would have levied fines of $100 to $500 for each tyre deemed unsafe.

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UK automotive sector reacts to the Queen’s Speech

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

It did not take long for various sectors of the automotive industry and aftermarket to voice their reactions to the Queen’s speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday. One such reaction came from Brian Madderson, Chairman of The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA). He said: “The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charge points”.

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Canada aims for zero-emissions vehicle strategy by 2018

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Canadian government is developing a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS) on Canadian roads by 2018 to further reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Canada’s Ministers of Transport and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development will decide how many electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles need to be on the roads in the country within the next 15 years. The government said transportation currently accounts for 24 per cent of Canada’s total carbon emissions.

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IAAF launches motorists’ rights campaign

IAAF launches motorists’ rights campaign

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is raising awareness of motorists’ rights by launching the ‘Your Car, Your Choice’ campaign, supporting key legislation providing motorists with freedom to choose where to service, maintain and repair their vehicle.

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Old Tyres Kill! – the key message of Tyred launch event

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tyred Campaign – which seeks to address the issue of tyre aging is being launched on Friday 30 June, between 8:30 and 10:00 at Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel (Kilmore Suite), Chapel St, L3 9RE. Leaders from the tyre and transport industry as well as politicians and influencers from across the UK will be present.

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NTDA reiterates 3mm tread-depth call after 2nd Northern Ireland tyre survey

NTDA reiterates 3mm tread-depth call after 2nd Northern Ireland tyre survey

Monday 12th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The NTDA’s regional meeting held in Templepatrick on 17 May reported the results of the associations 2017 tyre tread depth on replacement survey showed. It showed that in one week in March, members had removed 1,200 tyres from cars and light commercial vans that were already below the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. This follows on from a similar survey carried out over a longer period in 2016, where more than 3000 tyres removed were already under 1.6mm.

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MWheels publishes commercial vehicle wheel safety white paper for fleet operators

MWheels publishes commercial vehicle wheel safety white paper for fleet operators

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

MWheels has continued to educate commercial vehicle fleet operators on the importance of wheel safety with the launch of a white paper entitled, ‘Evaluating commercial vehicle wheel safety – how to keep safe and stay compliant’.

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RMI issues general election policy statement

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has outlined its policies in a document to coincide with the 2017 general election. “Maintaining the current 3-1-1 MOT testing structure, and implementing a clear three-point strategy to tackle mileage adjustment, are two of the main policies outlined in RMI Policy Statement ahead of the 2017 general election,” said Sue Robinson, director of the RMI.

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FER ‘declares war’ on fraudsters

FER ‘declares war’ on fraudsters

Monday 5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) is warning the industry to avoid and report any suspicious engine remanufacturers as there has been an increase in fraudulent activity with some increasing prices for sub-standard and unprofessional work.

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Bridgestone wins further Chinese patent infringement case

Thursday 1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has won a patent case against Guangzhou-based Wanli Tire. Bridgestone's success follows another victory last September's this time against Triangle Tyre. According to Nikkier, Bridgestone said the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in April reached a favourable ruling regarding a patent infringement lawsuit Bridgestone filed in October 2015. The suit alleged Wanli of manufacturing and selling tyres with tread patterns used in Bridgestone's Dueler A/T Revo 2 tyres for sports utility vehicles.

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