New debate on commercial wheel safety
Motor Wheel Service boss John Ellis is continuing to campaign for safety checks on second hand and take-off wheels entering the UK commercial vehicle market; the company estimates that over 10,000 such wheels enter the UK aftermarket every year, of which it says the large majority are sold by companies who do not possess the technical abilities or examination procedures to ascertain the history and fatigue of a wheel. His local MP Paul Goggins, with whom he has discussed the problem since 2010, will continue the debate with Mike Penning MP, parliamentary under-secretary of State at the Department for Transport, in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 29 November.
The debate marks the latest development in a series of exchanges between the Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East and Penning, which commenced in a face-to-face meeting in November 9, 2010, a Westminster Hall debate on March 29, 2011, and a series of letters focusing on the issue – all covered previously on tyrepress.com.
The debate will continue to focus upon how potentially substandard second-hand wheels are entering the commercial vehicle wheel supply chain, the inherent problems this causes the CV industry, and what can be done to monitor and assess the scale of the issue.
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