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Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the Crewe, UK and Madrid, Spain-based media services agency, has announced the Shortlist of nominees for the 2022 edition of the Recircle Awards, the industry awards event recognising sustainable innovation, production processes, management and services within the tyre retreading and recycling industries.

Hankook and Hyundai will take to the roads of Germany to focus on sustainability in logistics, organised by H2 Green Power & Logistics. A hydrogen-powered Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell will be the vehicle of choice, fitted with Hankook's SmartFlex. 

An innovative On-Board Equipment (OBE) solution shall replace the windscreen On-Board Units (OBUs) currently in place for EU-wide tolling. Continental has outlined in a white paper how its OBE solution improves data quality, reduces costs and gives better updatability for customers. 

The TEST THE MAX! series by Goodyear is the tried and tested independent test for drivers to see if Goodyear is true to its marketing campaign. Twelve fleets have stepped up to check the product and give their honest reviews online in what is shaping up to be another memorable competition.

Bridgestone’s flexibility and long-term approach to fleet management have worked in the tyre manufacturer’s favour, as they secure a huge commercial partnership with Collease.

The final mile fleet has seen Michelin help extend the life cycle of its tyres while saving on costs. FJM Logistics are predicting that the Michelin All-season fitments will prove advantageous during the winter period.

Supplying tyres for the GAZ Group’s PAZ division, Kama Tyres has continued to make the grade for GAZ, with a relationship spanning over twenty years, in news first reported from TireTechnologyInternational.

The best figures since June of this year, the commercial vehicle market is seeing a domestic bounce as the year-to-date figures for 2021 shows a healthy 15% on 2020 levels. With a weak October 2020, the figures show signs of a more stable market, although production is down 18% on the pre-pandemic average, showing that the market is still not at the normal level, in figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Focusing on the Present and Future of Technology and Smart Farming, BKT’s Global Trends series works with experts and special guests to get to grips with 'AgTech' methods for today and tomorrow.

With external problems continuing to wreak havoc on the industry, the 7,715 registered vehicles for the third quarter is only a mild 8.4%. This subdued quarter is also 9.8% down on the weak third quarter of 2019. Cumulatively, the registrations for the year-to-date is more noticeable, with only 27,272 trucks registered, which is 24.3% down on the pre-pandemic 2019 level, in figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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