Agricultural and Industrial Tyres

Drivers and fleet managers are being urged to pay close attention when selecting replacement tyres for their cars and vans, with Michelin warning that inappropriate or incorrect fitments could negatively impact vehicle handling and performance characteristics – and in some cases risk invalidating the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty.

Goodyear announced today a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide tyres and tyre management solutions to TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN). 

Goodyear is announcing its exclusive partnership with Globaltruck, one of the largest Full Truck Load road freight carriers in Russia and the leading FTL carrier in the Urals and Siberia markets.The fleet includes 1,305  long-haul trucks plus 1,457 trailers and all vehicles will be equipped with the latest FUELMAX Gen-2 steering, drive and trailer tyres. 

Michelin has introduced two new sizes of its multi-purpose, all-season CrossGrip tyres for operators of backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers and small tractors. 

This is the result of a joint development between Continental and the bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach. The prototypes offer impressive wet handling on the Contidrom test track and face complex technical trade-offs and new requirements. 

UK commercial vehicle production falls by -25.6% as 6,761 units leave factory gates in October. Production both for overseas and domestic markets in double digit decline as dual impact of Covid-19 and risk of ‘no deal’ Brexit bring down operator confidence. Shortfall of 11,256 commercial vehicles in first 10 months pulls year-to-date performance down -18.1%. 

UK Automotive warns of Brexit tariff damage as new figures reveal ‘no deal’ would cut vehicle production by two million over next five years. WTO tariffs would strike £55.4bn blow to UK sector by 2025 with annual production falling below one million units consistently. 

Continental and MOIA are joining forces to help deliver the sustainable mobility of the future. The tyre manufacturer is supporting MOIA, a provider of ride-sharing services in Hamburg and Hanover, Germany, with tyres and service, in line with a Conti360° Fleet Solutions Mileage Contract.  

The Hankook Technodome, the tyre maker’s state-of-the-art research and development centre, has been honoured as one of the most exemplary laboratories in the field of safety management. The Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Korea only awards this title to laboratories that have been assessed by renowned experts under strict scientific criteria. Hankook is the first tyre maker receiving this certificate in Korea. 

 

Giti Tire is celebrating a short but successful 2020 truck racing calendar with events in Germany, Britain and Poland delivering impressive results.  

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