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Hankook: ‘We are not affected’ by truck tyre tariffs

Hankook: ‘We are not affected’ by truck tyre tariffs

Friday 25th May 2018 | 0 Comments

South Korea-based tyre manufacturer Hankook, which is a leading player in the UK truck tyre market in terms of unit volumes, has stated that it is not affected by the recently introduced European anti-Chinese truck tyre import tariffs. Commenting as part of a statement on the company’s current and ongoing exhibition plans, Tony Lee, Hankook Tire Europe vice president for marketing and sales said:

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Kirkby Tyres improves truck tyre range and distribution in changing market

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group’s recent appointment of Kirkby Tyres as its official wholesale partner for Pirelli truck & bus product is “a landmark in Kirkby’s history as with this agreement, this is Kirkby’s first appointment as a national distributor of a major tier-1 tyre brand”, according to Dave Dorrity, managing director of Kirkby Tyres.

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2018 UK truck tyre market data overview

2018 UK truck tyre market data overview

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest data from market analysis specialists GfK suggests that the market is predominantly made up of regional usage 22.5-inch tyres – a trend that is increasing year-on-year. Here Tyres & Accessories takes a look at the latest market data from a number of sources in order to give an overview of current trends. This article focuses on data provided by GfK, but – owing to the fact that it is current hot topic – also analyses different estimates about how many tyres are made in China, something that is outside the scope of the data provided by GfK and therefore our conclusions on this point are something quite separate to GfK’s input.

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Tariff fightback? What importers and associations are doing in response to European anti-Chinese truck tyre duties

Tariff fightback? What importers and associations are doing in response to European anti-Chinese truck tyre duties

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

It is clear that European anti-truck tyre tariffs are already having marked impact on the shape of the market. This is putting pressure on affected importers and manufacturers alike, but – as we have seen elsewhere in this feature – it could also lead to price increases and product shortages. Here Tyres & Accessories takes a closer look at the issue and what is being done in response based on contributions of industry associations such as the NTDA and ITMA as well as key industry figures.

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Kirkby positioning Pirelli as premium truck tyre offer

Monday 21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Prometeon Tyre Group UK Ltd has selected Kirkby Tyres as a truck tyre wholesale partner, with the goal of enhancing its UK distribution capabilities. With the addition of the Pirelli TBR range, Kirkby Tyres will be now be offering a full-tier commercial product portfolio from value tyres, right through to premium.

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Proactive Solutions helps Reynolds’ fleet tyre costs

Proactive Solutions helps Reynolds’ fleet tyre costs

Monday 21st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Proactive Solutions has helped a leading UK fresh food fleet reduce its tyre costs by almost 25 per cent. Reynolds, which is based in Waltham Cross, London, was keen to sign up to the system to help it mitigate against rising costs on its 234-vehicle fleet, which includes 19 trailers, local and regional haulage plus some logistic deliveries.

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Goodyear Proactive Solutions reports 75% decrease in tyre-related breakdowns

Goodyear Proactive Solutions reports 75% decrease in tyre-related breakdowns

Friday 11th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months into his relatively new role as Goodyear UK’s commercial sales general manager, Tyres & Accessories set down with David Howe in order to find out more about Goodyear’s latest truck tyre products and technology. Howe comes from a consumer/car tyre background and also brings with him significant experience of the car fleet channel. Bearing in mind Goodyear’s particular recent success with commercial vehicle fleets, it is perhaps the fleet experience that is most transferable to Howe’s new role.

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Bridgestone wins Stagecoach bus tyre contract  

Bridgestone wins Stagecoach bus tyre contract  

Thursday 10th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone UK has secured the company’s biggest ever commercial fleet partnership across Europe, after putting pen to paper on a five-year agreement with Stagecoach. The deal with the prestigious bus and coach operator, which serves more than 100 communities in the UK and up to three-million-passengers each day, encompasses 9,500 vehicles in total.

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First Fitter-Force forum

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A new initiative involving medium-sized fleet tyre service providers is taking place in June, marking the inaugural Fitter-Force Forum hosted by CAM. The roundtable will bring together early adopters of the new Fitter-Force platform developed by CAM who have committed to the initiative including road-testing the platform ahead of its roll-out. These include AA Tyremaster of Dublin, Paul Jarrold Tyres from Monmouth, Quality Assured Fleet Services in Oldham, S Tyres in Cork, and Three Counties Tyre Services based in Milton Keynes.

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CAM to introduce ‘Fitter-Force’ for SME fleet tyre firms

Wednesday 21st March 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Fitter-Force platform from CAM is designed to remove many back-office costs and inaccuracies associated with the manual completion of service work for small to medium-sized fleet tyre service operators, while also improving customer service through operational responsiveness.

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Chevin showcasing new fleet software at CV Show

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, will be demonstrating its latest innovations at this year’s CV Show. Its data collection app, automated Driver Licence Checking system upgraded with ‘e-consent’ and support for the DVSA’s ‘Earned Recognition’ pilot are just some of the new products on display.

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Universal buys three Tyrework branches from KRT

Universal buys three Tyrework branches from KRT

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Universal Tyres recently bought three Tyrework tyre retail branches from Kings Road Tyre Group (KRT). The branches based in Heathrow, Gatwick and Aylesford, were officially acquired on 6 January 2018 and bring the total number of Universal retail centres to 18 points of sale.

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When should fleets replace tyres? LeasePlan’s easy guide

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At 40mph a car needs a total of 36 metres to stop but commercial vehicles need almost twice that. Stopping distances for light and commercial vehicles are influenced by a number of additional factors, including the tyre pressure, compound and tread pattern, weight of the load carried and of course the speed of the vehicle.

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Preparing your car for winter – 7-point car maintenance checklist

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether you operate one van or 100 vehicles, daily maintenance checks are more important in winter months than ever. Cold weather can present some of the most challenging driving conditions and when winter arrives it’s important to know your vehicle(s) is more than capable of dealing with extreme weather. With only eight hours of sunlight each day and the mercury plummeting overnight, ensure your vehicle is road fit with LeasePlan UK’s winter car maintenance checklist:

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Goodyear goes all-digital at Solutrans

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear presented a totally digital experience at the Solutrans international exhibition of road and urban transport solutions in Lyon, France from 21 to 25 November 2017. There were no tyres on the stand. Rather, hi-tech electronic displays let visitors discover the range of tyres, services and solutions Goodyear offers fleet operators.

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