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Goodyear has announced the launch of their quarterly awards in order to celebrate outstanding service in the commercial vehicle sector. These awards recognise excellence across over 2,000 European service locations. Moreover, the inaugural Goodyear TruckForce Service Excellence Award winners have been announced. 

Continental’s Smart Tachograph upgrade is now available for all DTCO 4.0-generation tachographs. This will allow for more time saved for truck and brus drivers thanks to correct, automatic recommendation in the country list and faster manual entries in multi-manning operation. 

Scandinavian tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres is introducing a new all-season tyre for professional use. The new Nokian Seasonproof C is designed for drivers who need reliability and first-class safety for snowy and slushy winter days but who also want top-notch performance and effortless driving feel in the summer. 

Hankook Tire’s first-quarter results for 2021 show continuing improvements for the tyre industry, with an increase in sales of 12% and a significant 75% operating profit rise when compared to the previous year.

 

Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (ANFAC)’s latest commercial vehicle registrations have been revealed for April 2021 and have reported further growth and revival in the Spanish commercial vehicle market.

SMMT reports 30,440 vans registered in April, the highest-ever total for the month since records beganup 23.2% on five-year average. The sector is currently back at 2019 registration levels, supported by growth in large van uptake.

Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France has reported further recovery and growth in the French commercial vehicle park in April

An ambitious Zero Carbon UK Tour, organised by sustainability certification Planet Mark, was announced during an online event attended by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell. The tour will start virtually in May before hitting the road for live events in the UK's first fully electric Carbon Battle Bus, launching in June, and culminating at COP26 in Glasgow in November.  

Sheffield-based tyre inflation and pneumatics expert PCL continues to expand its HQ operation with the appointment of a new Customer Service Team Leader. 

As part of CAM’s ongoing investment in both internal and external talent and skills development, the company is extending its sponsorship of Dan Zelos, the current MINI CHALLENGE UK Graduate Cup champion, to cover the 2021/22 season. 

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