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At this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham Hankook introduced two new tread patterns to enhance their Smartflex range of premium truck tyres.

The prefabricated house provider, which works with Spedition Zink relies on ContiConnect Live. Continental’s digital tyre monitoring system with telematics integration and cloud solutions is a crucial asset for WeberHaus in terms of reduced fuel costs, fuel savings and enhanced safety. 

The tachograph, complete with new control functions in line with EU directives on cabotage as well as the posting of workers is being developed by Continental. The aim is to fulfil the mandatory requirement for newly registered commercial vehicles to have the mandatory system in place, starting from August 2023.

The Case IH Vestrum, Maxxum and Puma tractor series are now available with TractorMaster. The Case IH tractors can now be ordered with listed Continental tyres ex works in a new move signifying Continental’s increasing focus on extending on their agricultural growth strategy.

Fedecom, the Dutch Association responsible for companies that are active in technology for agriculture, dairy farming, landscaping and horticulture, as well as for the industry and internal transport have published the Q1 and Q2 results for tractor registrations in the Netherlands. The results cover the following tractor models: agricultural, narrow-gauge and compact.


BIL Sweden, the Swedish Association for Manufacturers and Importers of Cars, Trucks and Buses published its monthly registration figures for the market with year-to-date figures continuing to perform strongly across the truck sector for both light and heavy trucks, contrasting significantly to the struggling bus sector.


Sixteen key awards categories have been revealed for the second edition of the Recircle Awards. Also, the digital award ceremony has been scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2022. Physical award presentations to follow multi-show format. 

CLAAS has homologated Vredestein VF Traxion Optimall tyres for their XERION tractor. Suitable for the largest VF tyre size - VF 900/60R42 PFO NRO 189D TL Traxion Optimall, the tyre is designed to have an optimal level of traction, fuel efficiency and durability within the competitive tractor sector. 

Scoring a Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without recharging, a Futuricum truck used by DPD Switzerland and operating on Continental tyres managed an impressive 1,099 kilometres in 23 hours without needing to charge.

Abellio Bus has continued its partnership with Michelin Services and Solutions. Michelin will continue to manage all tyres for Abeillo’s 800-strong bus fleet, which both sides estimate will cumulatively save around 900,000 kilogrammes of CO2. Abellio will also use Michelin’s newly-launched electric vehicle tyre, the X InCity EV Z for around 120 of its fleet starting 2022.

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