Tag: commercial vehicle tyres

Hillhead 2020 postponed until 22-24 June 2021

Hillhead 2020 postponed until 22-24 June 2021

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Hillhead 2020 is postponed until 22-24 June 2021. The biannual show for the quarrying, construction, and recycling industries had been due to take place at Hillhead Quarry in Buxton, Derbyshire in June, but has been put back a year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This in turn has led the organiser to put back its complementary biannual show, Peterbrough’s Plantworx 2021, until June 2022.

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Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Newton Abbot-based heating oil and fuel specialist Heltor has returned to a full Michelin tyre policy across its fleet of more than 50 commercial vehicles. Michelin states that the move comes less than two years after switching to a competing premium tyre brand. Following the move, Heltor closely monitored the performance of the new tyres against existing Michelin fitments within the fleet and was able to track the precise tyre cost per kilometre between the two brands.

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CV Show launch for Laufenn truck tyre range

CV Show launch for Laufenn truck tyre range

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Truck tyres are joining the ranks of Hankook Tire’s second brand, Laufenn. Hankook Tyre UK will preside over the global launch of these products at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, presenting the Laufenn tyres alongside its expanding Hankook commercial vehicle line-up.

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China now in 3rd place as source for EU truck tyre imports

China now in 3rd place as source for EU truck tyre imports

4th March 2020 | 0 Comments

In previous features on commercial vehicle tyres, Tyres & Accessories has noted the varied effects European Union tariffs on product manufactured in China have had on the market. Questioning whether the tariffs have “worked” is a complex question, because their effect on new tye segmentation and retreads have been varied across Europe’s major markets. Truck tyre markets in France and Germany reacted in very different ways to the UK, at least partially because the latter market was contracting anyway.

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Test World to offer skid trailer tyre testing

Test World to offer skid trailer tyre testing

12th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Test World is expanding its service offering to include tyre testing using a skid trailer, co-operating with Applus+ IDIADA to enhance its winter testing capabilities. The test equipment captures tyre adherence measurements, behaviour and characteristics in snow and ice driving environments.

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Michelin grows tyre contract with Huntapac Produce

Michelin grows tyre contract with Huntapac Produce

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has renewed a five-year tyre contract with one of the largest vegetable and salad producers in the UK. Preston-based Huntapac Produce signed the Effitires agreement following a competitive tender which pitched the manufacturer against rival brands. Michelin will continue to fit X Multi regional tyres across the firm’s fleet of more than 190 commercial vehicle assets, which includes 64 trucks, 62 refrigerated trailers, 55 bulk tipping trailers, three curtainsiders and two low loaders.

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Michelin policy ‘boosts tyre performance’ – DJ Coaches

Michelin policy ‘boosts tyre performance’ – DJ Coaches

16th December 2019 | 0 Comments

DJ Coaches is to adopt a 100 per cent Michelin policy after in-house tyre data showed that its Michelin tyres typically last up to 140,000km longer than a premium competitor brand fitted as original equipment to newer vehicles in the fleet.

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Goodyear develops Omnitrac range with new heavy duty truck tyres

Goodyear develops Omnitrac range with new heavy duty truck tyres

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched an update to its Omnitrac mixed service truck tyre range, with six new Heavy Duty fitments for the drive and steer axles. The tyres are designed to operate under severe conditions, offering improved durability, efficiency, mileage and traction in all weather conditions.

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First TBR tyre produced by Cooper, Sailun Vietnam JV

27th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The joint venture between Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Sailun Vietnam Co, Ltd has produced its first tyre. ACTR, facility located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Sailun Tyre introduces 6-year Sailun, RoadX truck tyre guarantee

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

Sailun Tyre has introduced a new six-year product guarantee on all of its Sailun and RoadX truck tyres. The guarantee is valid as of 1 November 2019. Janis Amolins, sales director, Sailun Group Europe, said the guarantee “underlines the confidence and belief we have in the quality, performance and durability of our tyres.”

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New on-road Kelly truck tyre range for Europe

New on-road Kelly truck tyre range for Europe

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has introduced two new on-road Kelly truck tyres in Europe, the Armorsteel KSM2 and KDM2. Distributed exclusively by International Tyres Ltd, the range targets price conscious fleets, providing improved rolling resistance, compatibility with European winter tyre legislation certified by the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake marking, and – with the High Load steer fitments – suitability for Euro 6 trucks.

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New Michelin X Multi Z sizes offer ‘increased mileage’ in all weathers

New Michelin X Multi Z sizes offer ‘increased mileage’ in all weathers

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has expanded its popular X Multi range of regional truck tyres, with the introduction of two new multi-position sizes, intended primarily for fitment on the front steer axle.

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New compound adds 30% mileage to Giti Combi Road drive tyres

New compound adds 30% mileage to Giti Combi Road drive tyres

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has continued to roll out its Combi Road compound technology with next generation Giti GDR655+ and GDR665+ drive patterns. Both tyres improve mileage by 30 per cent, and improved fuel efficiency by approximately 10 per cent versus the original tyres, Giti states.

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Reynolds Logistics signs new Goodyear Total Mobility five-year contract

Reynolds Logistics signs new Goodyear Total Mobility five-year contract

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has secured a new five-year partnership with Reynolds Logistics. The family-owned bulk logistics company specialises in the haulage of liquid products, distributing fuels and hazardous goods throughout the UK and Europe. Goodyear will supply the firm with its comprehensive Goodyear Total Mobility offering, including Kmax Gen-2 and Kmax T tyres for trucks, trailers and tankers in the Reynolds Logistics fleet.

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Apollo Tyres’ Thelma truck to race at Le Mans ‘one more time’

Apollo Tyres’ Thelma truck to race at Le Mans ‘one more time’

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Apollo Tyres TOR Truck Racing team will bring its racing truck ‘Thelma’ to Le Mans on 28-29 September for its final 2019 appearance on track. The team has been making a few alterations to the racing truck following a successful weekend at the ‘Convoy in the Park’ event at Donington in August, in preparation for the penultimate rounds of the European Truck Racing Championship.

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