Breaking News

The Commercial Tyre Business Breaking News section brings you the latest stories emanating from the commercial tyre and fleet management industries. 

The third episode of TOTY has decided on the theme Agriculture 4D, which is designed for those studying and designing tractors of the future. With some instead terming the event ‘Industry 4.0 in the field’ based on the fieldwork mixed with the technology innovation. The result is a new form of agriculture, working to improve both the yield and sustainability of harvests, including in the produce and transformation quality, as well as the working conditions. 

Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the Crewe, UK and Madrid, Spain-based media services agency, have announced the appointment of the Nominations Committee for the inaugural Recircle Awards 2021.

Under a new three-year contract, Prometeon will be supplying and managing Pirelli and Formula tyres for Fraikin’s fleet of 3,100 rigids, tractors and trailers. Prometeon is the licensed UK supplier of Pirelli-branded commercial vehicle tyres and the only tyre company solely focused on the commercial and industrial vehicle sectors.

Goodyear will become the new 2020 title partner of the formerly known Promoter’s Cup category of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC). The category for ‘CHROME’ rated drivers, dedicated to upcoming talent, will be known as the Goodyear Cup and feature the same schedule which saw it become such a popular ‘race within a race’ when it was introduced in 2017.

Vulco, with its network of tyre specialists is launching a new concept in Belgium named Vulco Start-Up, reports Le Pneumatique. The goal is to help entrepreneurs starting up their business to find their balance in the industry as quickly as possible.  

Alfie Jones, an established member of the Imerys Group for 30 years knows that the right tyre is needed when dealing with clay quarries in Cornwall. He explains, “A couple of drops of rain and the quarry terrain changes completely. The depth of the tread is our salvation.”

 

Technology is moving fast for the earth-moving machinery industry, as well as for agricultural vehicles. This is because of the move towards sustainability and environmental changes, creating a new generation of vehicles that are self-driving, electric and fuelled by alternate energy sources, such as through solar and hydrogen.

HB Commercial, the vehicle service, parts, rentals and sales group have opened a new remanufactured caliper and brake-shoe profiling facility at their parts supply centre in Bury St Edmunds.

DA Tyres and Auto, based in Pontefract, is using a portable workshop induction heater for general vehicle work to save time, add customer value and dispense with the safety and practical issues usually associated with a conventional gas flame.

 

Aberdeen City Council are fitting the latest in Wheely-Safe technology for their entire HGV fleet, having been impressed with the technology that was installed on their light commercials last year. The intelligent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will be fitted on more than 100 HGVs  – including refuse collection vehicles, road maintenance trucks, road sweepers, tippers and tankers.

 

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