Tag: truck tyres

Tructyre goes live with e-jobsheet

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of its recent acquisition, Tructyre has gone live with e-jobsheet to manage its direct fleet and third-party work amongst its tyre technician community.

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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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Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development programme for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. For Volvo Group this will be the first autonomous application in public transportation. Volvo Group has also presented an autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier.

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Global truck TPMS market to grow 10% by 2021

Friday 5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Research and Markets published its "Global Commercial Vehicle Tire Pressure Management System (TPMS) Market 2017-2021" report in December. In it the analysts forecast the global commercial vehicle tyre pressure management system (TPMS) market to grow at a CAGR of 10.38 per cent during the period 2017-2021.

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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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New Kumho bus, trailer tyres

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new additions will soon join the Kumho commercial vehicle tyre portfolio, the KCA03 for urban bus applications and the KXT10 trailer tyre.

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Jiangsu General seeking to leverage IPO for export growth

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

In August Chinese tyre manufacturer Jiangsu General Science Technology Co., Ltd established a base in the USA. At the same businesses unfamiliar with the firm took an interest. With this in mind, during a recent visit to China, Tyres & Accessories met with Jiangsu General general manager Wang Xiao Jun in order to find out more about the company.

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Marc Preedy appointed Goodyear director Truck Sales Replacement Europe

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Marc Preedy - formerly director Commercial PBU UK & Ireland at Goodyear for five years - has been appointed as director Truck Sales Replacement Europe. David Howe has stepped up from Fleet & Retail channel manager to the position of Commercial Sales general manager UK & Ireland.

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UK, European launch for BFGoodrich truck/bus tyre range

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

At present, BFGoodrich commercial vehicle tyres are available in all markets around the world except for Europe, and sales of these tyres exceeds 1.6 million units per year. The brand is set to go global at the start of next year with the introduction of a BFGoodrich range of tuck and bus tyres in the UK and Ireland, as well as in the wider European market.

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Analysts upgrade 2018 West European trailer market forecast

Friday 24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Instead of demand dropping by approximately 9 per cent in 2018 a decline in demand of 5 per cent is now forecast, followed by a further drop in 2019 leading to a total shrinking of the market by 13 per cent over the two years. According to the agency “Clear”, for 2017 the demand for trailers increased in the first half of the year but will have close to zero growth in the second half. Overall 2017 will see a 3 per cent increase in registrations.

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TP Commercial Solutions partners with Dynamic Tire in Canada

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

TP Commercial Solutions LLC is partnering with Dynamic Tire to distribute its products in Canada. This new partnership is a big boost for the Pirelli-owned brand of commercial truck and fleet tires to continue its North American expansion since it product roll-out earlier this year of the Pentathlon D, Formula Driver II, G:85 Series and Pentathlon C tyres.

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Aeolus hosts more than 200 in Italy for launch of Neo commercial tyre series

Aeolus hosts more than 200 in Italy for launch of Neo commercial tyre series

Tuesday 14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Aeolus has launched its third generation of truck and bus radial tyres in a large dealer event on the shores – and water – of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. Readers of Tyres & Accessories will know that this location is highly appropriate for the Chinese company; the introduction of the new, extensive product range comes at a moment when the ChemChina produced brand is preparing for its future positioning as a second-line sister range to Pirelli in the commercial segment. While the exact relationship of Pirelli and Aeolus continues to be fluidly complex, the Italian brand’s recent separation of its commercial tyre operations under the Prometeon Tyre Group banner give a good indication of where Aeolus commercial tyres are heading.

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New real-life research into recycled tyre oil

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New Australian research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4x4s and SUVs. The ‘on-truck’ tests will be conducted on a Kenworth K200 semi-trailer that will leave the Tytec Logistics depot at Wacol, Brisbane this week and undertake the 1200-kilometre journey to the Rio Tinto Hail Creek mine, south of Mackay, North Queensland. It was slated for departure on Tuesday 7 November, with the actual results to be calculated and revealed a week later.

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A maturing industry

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

For a long time people have referred to the European tyre market in general and the UK tyre market in particular as mature markets. This kind of maturity is generally taken to mean low growth markets that are already well developed. Here markets are significant in size and 1 to 2 per cent growth per annum is normal. However, a number of recent market research reports give us the opportunity to reconsider this assumption on two grounds - firstly, with technology developing as it is, quantitative growth should be considered in a wider context; and secondly there is the qualitative question.

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Global TBR market to reach $152.4 billion by 2027

Monday 6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Smithers' "The Future of Global Truck Tires to 2027" research reports that the value of this sector will reach $107.6 billion in 2017. With year-on-year growth forecast at 3.5 per cent across the next decade, this will reach $152.4 billion in 2027. After adjusting for price and raw material fluctuations, gains in tyre manufacturing productivity, and then consumer potential of greater value adding features; volume consumption of all truck tires will increase at a rate of 3.2 per cent per year from 2017–2027.

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