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New bus and coach market still grappling with effects of the pandemic, down -22.1% as just over 1,000 vehicles join UK roads in third quarter. Drop in registrations driven by double-digit decline in single-deck and minibus demand. Year-to-date performance down -30.4%, with 2,775 passenger vehicles registered in the first nine months of the year. 

Highest October on record for UK LCV market, as registrations increase by 13.3%, with 28,753 units registered. Growth in demand driven by heavier end of the van market, as operators expand fleets ahead of Christmas season. Year to date market yet to make up 75,000-unit shortfall, with performance in first 10 months down -24.1%, as second lockdown for England raises further challenges. 

The Nokian E-Truck range of truck tyres strike a balance between economical, care-free kilometers and effective all-weather properties. The latest addition to the range is sizes for medium-sized trucks. The new 19.5 size complements the tyre range, enabling medium-duty trucks in the 12–16-ton range for every season. 

Nokian Tyres has been included in the Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also selected for the more strictly defined DJSI Europe index.   

Neumáticos Soledad, with over thirty years of experience is offering its B2B network a selection of offers in what they refer to not just as Black Friday but as a ‘Black Week.’

Trading Resistance, located in Merida, joins the BestDrive network. With this new member, the network's presence in Extremadura is strengthened. 

In the face of the new health context marked by the Coronavirus pandemic, Michelin updated its free TruckFly application, offering updated information and new services to accompany transporters on their routes on European roads. 

On 10th December 2020, within a virtual arena, members of automotive aftermarket companies and international experts will discuss key topics such as mobility, new technologies, eco-sustainability of the sector and post-pandemic scenarios.  

 

Farrall’s Group is moving its entire fleet of 65 trucks and 100 trailers onto a Michelin tyre policy. The decision follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages of the Michelin product. 

An arable farm in Ireland has seen significant improvements to its soil health since moving its tractor fleet onto Michelin Ultraflex technology tyres. 

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