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For the third consecutive year, Japanese tyre manufacturer Toyo Tires is partnering the AIG Women's Open, a major golf championship, as an exclusive patron. This year's championship will take place at Carnoustie Golf Links from August 19 to August 22. 

June sees 34,363 vans join UK roads, up 14.4% on last year, but still -13.9% short of 2019 performance.Third best year-to-date performance for LCV registrations, up 1.8% on 2015-2019 average. Heavier vans drive van market growth year to date, up 88.1% to 128,495 units. 

PJ Thory Ltd, has installed a TyreWatch tyre pressure management system (TPMS) to monitor and control the tyre maintenance and safety for each tyre on its extensive 8-wheeler HGV fleet.

It has been a challenging start to 2021, but Dublin business Auto Tyre Services has much to celebrate as June marks 50 years since the company was initially formed in 1971 by the late Kieran Maher. 

6,243 units roll off production lines in May, up from 820 in pandemic-lockdown May 2020. The British commercial vehicle output is up 2.2% on the five-year average for May. Year-to-date production up 28.5% on 2020, but remains -21.2% down on pre-pandemic average. 

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tyre range has grown, as Nokian Tyres has announced the new 540/65R28 and 650/65R38 tyre sizes, extending the number of available sizes to 29.  

Goodyear has launched DrivePoint – a user-friendly pressure monitoring system that will join the existing TPMS and Drive-Over-Reader smart tyre monitoring solutions within Goodyear’s Total Mobility end-to-end offer.

Vaculug continues to remain agile during the Covid-19 recovery by purchasing 11 forklift trucks from Linde Material Handling.


In a length study, Continental has found evidence that transport companies fear being behind the grain in digitalisation while maintaining a critical attitude to automated driving, even though the environmental and economic benefits are gaining momentum.

Scoring a victory in one race and four further podium finishes, Giti Tire is going hell for leather at the 2021 British Truck Racing Championship.

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