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SMMT responds to government statement on customs arrangements

SMMT responds to government statement on customs arrangements

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The SMMT has issued a statement in response to government’s announcement on future customs arrangements.

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Motorists sceptical about benefits of autonomous driving

Motorists sceptical about benefits of autonomous driving

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Having invested millions to develop automated driving technology, Continental may need to invest in winning drivers over to the advantages on offer. A survey undertaken on the company’s behalf suggests many of us would struggle to hand control over to the car.

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Bridgestone truck tyre sales continue to grow despite tough market conditions

Bridgestone truck tyre sales continue to grow despite tough market conditions

Friday 18th August 2017 | 0 Comments

By all accounts the UK commercial vehicle tyre market remains a tough environment. low cost oversupply has been rife for years. In addition, a number of heavyweight players are using premium products and smart integrated service offers to compete for the largest truck and bus fleets. With this competitive context in mind, Tyres & Accessories spoke with Bridgestone North Europe region commercial sales director Greg Ward and found out more about how the company continues to grow.

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e-jobsheet expands to include fleet audit enhancements

Friday 18th August 2017 | 0 Comments

e-jobsheet subscribers will be able to offer an improved service for inspecting and auditing direct and third party fleets with the introduction of the new fleet audit facility next month, as the open-architecture, digital tablet-based work exchange for truck, bus and van moves into testing by dedicated fleet auditors during August.

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CAM: OTC upgrades UK truck tyre data

Friday 18th August 2017 | 0 Comments

CAM’s Online Tyre Catalogue (OTC) is playing a key role in linking ‘sharer dealers’ to the platform the Tyre Intelligence Europe (TIE) initiative. According to the company, the pivotal role the system is playing when it comes to accessing details down to the article level for brands, sizes and location of sale is becoming increasingly apparent.

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Dunlop previews Moto2, Moto3 Silverstone weekend

Dunlop previews Moto2, Moto3 Silverstone weekend

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships head to Silverstone, Northamptonshire for round 12, which takes place over the weekend of 26 and 27 August. Tyre supplier Dunlop states that the cooler and normally windy conditions at Silverstone have prompted the use of the harder rear tyre options across both championships, while the single option Moto2-2 front, with its operating window of around 10-35 degrees ambient, is designed to cover all outcomes.

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Avon back on Isle of Man for Festival of Motorcycling

Avon back on Isle of Man for Festival of Motorcycling

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres is making another trip across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man for the late-summer leg of its motorcycling celebrations – the Festival of Motorcycling. The tyre brand, which has a strong historical link with racing on the island, plays a major role in both parts of the festival – the Classic TT races and the Manx Grand Prix.

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Providing inspiration through motorsport: Giti Tire partners with Team BRIT

Providing inspiration through motorsport: Giti Tire partners with Team BRIT

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year, Giti Tire debuted as sponsor and tyre supplier to the Fun Cup UK, and the tyre maker says it is proud to return for a second year in 2017. In addition to sponsoring the Fun Cup series, this year Giti Tire is also partnering with Team BRIT, a charity set up to inspire veterans with disabilities, PTSD, and mental health issues by demonstrating what can be achieved through motorsports.

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Eldan comments on Brexit

Eldan comments on Brexit

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Recycling equipment firm Eldan has opted to view Brexit as an opportunity in the midst of uncertainty, commenting on the subject for the first time on 17 August. According to the company, the uncertainty of the UK economy after Brexit and lack of a stable government has not affected the opportunities for Eldan Recycling in this key market. Enquiries show that there is still demand from customers who want to enter the recycling industry, the firm reports.

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RTN Clayton Vallely takes delivery of 500th Xlite forged aluminium wheel

RTN Clayton Vallely takes delivery of 500th Xlite forged aluminium wheel

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

RTN Clayton Vallely, manufacturer of specialist tankers for the environmental, food and chemical industries, has taken delivery of its 500th Xlite forged aluminium wheel from exclusive European distributor, MWheels. The Barnsley-based company, whose clients include Yorkshire Water, McVitie’s and Redway European, has specified the market leading forged aluminium wheels on orders since March 2014, primarily as fitted units with tyres from Bridgestone, Goodyear and Dunlop.

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Will bendy buses make a comeback in London?

Will bendy buses make a comeback in London?

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

With over 2 billion passenger journeys a year, bus usage is around double that of the London Underground. But bus passenger numbers are in decline. Between 2014/15 and 2016/17, the number of passenger journeys made on buses fell by six per cent. In its second piece of important work on the capital’s buses, the London Assembly Transport Committee report ‘London’s bus network’ (published 17 August 2017) tackles the this subject and recommends:

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Michelin cycling team raises over £2000 for charity

Michelin cycling team raises over £2000 for charity

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A team of Michelin employees successfully cycled up Mount Ventoux in France and raised over £2,000 in the process. The adventure forms the first leg in a series of challenges to raise funds for Michelin’s chosen charity for 2017 – the Peter Pan Centre. The charity offers care, support and education to children from birth to the age of 5 with special needs, which can range from visual and hearing impairments through to chromosomal abnormalities and life limiting conditions.

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Re-premiumisation of the UK truck tyre market?

Re-premiumisation of the UK truck tyre market?

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

During the last year or so everyone selling truck tyres had to face the reality that raw material costs had been increasing. The specific impact that this reality had and is having on the truck fleet business varies from company to company because it depends on terms, conditions and when contract deadlines fall. However, in general there are indications that the market is moving away from short term purchase price-only thinking as long-term value becomes a more critical criteria. Tyres & Accessories spoke with Marc Preedy, commercial director Goodyear UK and Ireland, in order to find out more.

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Merityre raises over £1,000 for charity from car show event

Merityre raises over £1,000 for charity from car show event

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Merityre Specialists Ltd held their charity car show at their Andover, Hampshire branch on 30 July 2017, raising over £1,000 for a local charity. According to the company, the sun shone as Merityre’s main warehouse yard steadily filled up with an array of over 50 cars, including a life-size model of Mater from the Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise, a hillclimb champion Ginetta G33 and a classic Ferrari 308 GTB, alongside a real mix of show cars, modified cars and classic cars. The promise of ‘something for everyone’ stood true, as enthusiasts young and old enjoyed the selection on display.

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TRA joins All-Party Sustainable Resource Group

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association has been accepted into membership of the Parliamentary All-Party Sustainable Resource Group (ASPRG), a cross-party group whose main purpose is to help parliamentarians fully engage with waste and sustainable resource policy issues.

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