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PRA welcomes the prospect of Budget fuel duty cuts

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Senior sources have confirmed that the Government would announce the 2ppl fuel duty cut later this year - the first reduction of the motoring tax in eight years. “The PRA has welcomed hints carried by national media that the Treasury may be considering fuel duty cuts in the upcoming Autumn Budget”, said Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

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Your Car – Your Choice pilot campaign attracts wider support

Your Car – Your Choice pilot campaign attracts wider support

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Your Car - Your Choice campaign is receiving widespread industry support, following the launch of a pilot project in Chesterfield.

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MPs call for ban of hands-free mobile phone use behind the wheel

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of MPs is calling for drivers to be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales. While it has been illegal to use a handheld phone at the wheel since 2003, using a hands-free device creates “the same risks of collision”, the Commons Transport Select Committee has warned.

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Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 47th general meeting on 9 August in Cairns. According to officials, it was the first time COAG has been held outside a capital city. A number of policy decisions were made, including that Australia should ban the export of waste tyres.

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New connected MOT rules for test centres

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

On 12 August DVSA announced that, from 1 October, anyone buying a roller brake tester will have to ensure it can connect to the MOT testing service. This includes buying one as a replacement for an old or broken roller brake tester, or as part of the process of opening a new MOT station.

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US lawmakers criticise Goodyear over Mexico factory

US lawmakers criticise Goodyear over Mexico factory

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A number of US lawmakers have criticized Goodyear Tire & Rubber over its treatment of workers at its San Luis Potosi, Mexico tyre factory in a letter to CEO Richard Kramer. Democratic Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Terri Sewell and Jimmy Gomez signed the letter and complained that their access to the site was limited.

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BBIF urges aftermarket to help promote battery industry

BBIF urges aftermarket to help promote battery industry

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF) is calling upon the automotive industry to join its ranks and lend support to its campaign after meeting with Government to discuss misrepresentation of batteries.

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ETRMA: Vehicle data access a requirement for successful TaaS

24th July 2019 | 2 Comments

When ETRMA called for open access to vehicle data for tyre manufacturers, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturer's Association had current and nascent Tyres as a Service (TaaS) technology in mind.

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Roads minister announces ‘evidence review’ of red lights for recovery operators

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

In a significant win for the roadside rescue and recovery industry, Roads Minister Michael Ellis MP today announced that the Department for Transport would be reviewing the evidence base for the benefits of recovery operators being permitted to use red flashing warning beacons, instead of the amber warning beacons current legislation allows. The announcement occurred during a Westminster Hall debate led by Tracey Crouch MP.

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Tyre industry calls for equal access to in-vehicle data

Tyre industry calls for equal access to in-vehicle data

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has outlined the importance of access to in-vehicle data and communication with drivers. “Connected & Automated Mobility”, a report prepared in collaboration with Quantalyse, draws attention to recent proposals for closed data concepts, such as the Extended Vehicle, which give vehicle manufacturers exclusive control of in-vehicle data, thereby hindering innovation by third parties.

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Lay-by MOT tester banned

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A Bristol-based MOT tester has been successfully prosecuted by The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) after he carried out sub-standard MOTs in a layby in Keynsham.

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Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn. Earlier this month, Michelin shared the latest developments in the quest for ‘Long Lasting Performance’.

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Outstanding recalls could be next used-car Trading Standards issue: VRA

2nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Outstanding manufacturer recalls could be the next issue of interest for Trading Standards in the used car sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says that it has received reports of dealers being asked about this issue by Trading Standards.

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Brexit ‘deal must be next PM’s first job’: SMMT

Brexit ‘deal must be next PM’s first job’: SMMT

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has issued a plea to the UK’s next prime minister to secure a favourable Brexit deal as his number one priority on taking office. The call came as the trade body published a new report highlighting the importance of automotive trade to the UK economy and the high stakes of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. SMMT’s 2019 UK Automotive Trade Report calculates that delays to production caused by friction at the border could add up to £50,000 a minute for the sector.

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Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Michelin Fleet Panel have requested Transport Select Committee member and MP for Stoke-On-Trent South, Jack Brereton, to seek clarity from the government on tax changes in preparation for the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) from April 2020.

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