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Goodyear extends commitment to FIA European Truck Racing Championship

Goodyear extends commitment to FIA European Truck Racing Championship

22nd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has extended its partnership with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the exclusive tyre provider for the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for a further three years. The announcement, which will see racing trucks run on specially developed Goodyear Truck Racing Tyres, coincides with the beginning of the 2019 season, which takes place in Misano, Italy on 26 May. 1,500 horsepower, 5.5 tonne trucks will race at speeds of up to 160 km/h with acceleration similar to a high performance sports car.

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BH Sens introducing universal truck TPMS in Bologna

BH Sens introducing universal truck TPMS in Bologna

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

With the launch of the IntelliSens UVS01HD, BH Sens now offers a universal tyre pressure monitoring sensor (TPMS) for commercial vehicles. Coverage includes other sensors manufacturer applications on all Mercedes Benz trucks and buses. The launch also coincides with the release of two new Truck TPMS diagnostic tools manufactured by Ateq (VT Truck) and Bartec (Tech700). All this is being presented at Autopromotec in Bologna (Italy).

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will move its heavy fire appliances to a 100 per cent Michelin policy, after testing demonstrated the tyres could outperform its existing competitor fitments. The service called on Michelin to demonstrate the capabilities of its 315/70 R 22.5 X Multi Z tyre, as it explored options for replacing its existing policy, which was not delivering on longevity. 

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Wheely-Safe wins National Technology Award

Wheely-Safe wins National Technology Award

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Global Michelin licensee Wheely-Safe is celebrating after its Michelin Wheel Security and Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Heavy Fleet secured the prestigious Transport Technology of the Year Award at the National Technology Awards in London recently.

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Vaculug promotes VMS Mobile at CV Show

Vaculug promotes VMS Mobile at CV Show

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

With the UK commercial vehicle and fleet business congregating in Birmingham for the Commercial Vehicle Show at the start of May, Vaculug took the opportunity to demonstrate the latest addition to its bespoke fleet tyre management system called VMS - VMS Mobile. For the company, which is now the only non-new-tyre manufacture-owned retreader in the UK, fleet growth and retreading business growth go hand in hand. And that’s why having the right fleet tyre management system in place has become more important than ever.

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Triangle showing new ranges at Autopromotec 2019

Triangle showing new ranges at Autopromotec 2019

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Triangle is exhibiting products including a new winter UHP pattern, two tyres from the European truck range and one OTR product. Specifically, Triangle is giving its Snowlink PL02 UHP asymmetric winter pattern its European debut. According to the company, this tyre offers excellent handling performance and grip on wet and snowy roads. And what’s more, it is expected to help boost sales during the next winter period.

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Michelin buys Masternaut

Michelin buys Masternaut

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has agreed to buy the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers, for an undisclosed amount. While not price details have been released, according to the company, the transaction has been made on the basis of eight-times 2018 EBITDA before synergies. Masternaut will continue to operate under its own brand as a fully-owned subsidiary within Michelin, and the transaction is expected to close within the next sixty days.

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Giti Fleet SMART TPMS launched at CV Show 2019

Giti Fleet SMART TPMS launched at CV Show 2019

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched Giti Fleet SMART, its first ever tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) at CV Show 2019. The acronym SMART stands for Smart, Monitoring, Air pressure, Real time, Technology. The system, created in partnership with TyreWatch.com, delivers continuous monitoring and analysis of a fleets’ tyres. Fully connected to the web and Giti’s own GitiAssist network, it is designed to inform workshop technicians and fleet managers of maintenance requirements, while predicting and preventing potential tyre failures.

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Richard Tawlks named as TruckForce equity business manager

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has announced the appointment of Richard Tawlks as TruckForce’s equity business manager, having worked as a TruckForce regional manager since 2014.

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Michelin launches X Multi HD D regional tyre range

Michelin launches X Multi HD D regional tyre range

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has launched the X Multi HD (heavy-duty) D (drive) tyre in 315/80 R22.5 and 315/70 R22.5 sizes, expanding its range of versatile application commercial vehicle tyres. The manufacturer states the new tyre targets solid bulk, agricultural, and specialist transport operators, including milk collection and animal feed delivery fleets. It is designed to be a robust tyre for versatile applications requiring a high mileage potential and traction.

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Giti truck tyres hit the track at Brands Hatch

Giti truck tyres hit the track at Brands Hatch

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

For the third consecutive year, Giti Tire is bringing is truck tyre technology to the track. Its truck racing presence kicked off this year with an appearance at Brands Hatch Circuit over the Easter weekend.

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Chinese truck tyres: EC says anti-dumping duties effective

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Commission reports that applying anti-dumping duties to truck and bus tyres manufactured in China is having the desired effect. According to EC figures, dumped or subsidised imports were 81 per cent lower six months after the measures were imposed than during the investigation period.

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John Parker named GB Tyres UK business development director

John Parker named GB Tyres UK business development director

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

GB Tyres UK Ltd has appointed John Parker as business development director effective 29 April 2019.

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Goodyear renews SJ Bargh contract for five years

Goodyear renews SJ Bargh contract for five years

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear recently renewed its partnership with SJ Bargh, a leading milk logistics provider. The contract has been extended for another five years, with SJ Bargh’s 500 plus fleet continuing to be equipped with Goodyear KMAX tyres and the Goodyear Omnitrac range.

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ETRMA: Tyre sales down slightly

ETRMA: Tyre sales down slightly

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has published members sales figures, which show that “overall industry sales declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019”.

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