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Goodyear will become the new 2020 title partner of the formerly known Promoter’s Cup category of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC). The category for ‘CHROME’ rated drivers, dedicated to upcoming talent, will be known as the Goodyear Cup and feature the same schedule which saw it become such a popular ‘race within a race’ when it was introduced in 2017.

Vulco, with its network of tyre specialists is launching a new concept in Belgium named Vulco Start-Up, reports Le Pneumatique. The goal is to help entrepreneurs starting up their business to find their balance in the industry as quickly as possible.  

Alfie Jones, an established member of the Imerys Group for 30 years knows that the right tyre is needed when dealing with clay quarries in Cornwall. He explains, “A couple of drops of rain and the quarry terrain changes completely. The depth of the tread is our salvation.”

 

Technology is moving fast for the earth-moving machinery industry, as well as for agricultural vehicles. This is because of the move towards sustainability and environmental changes, creating a new generation of vehicles that are self-driving, electric and fuelled by alternate energy sources, such as through solar and hydrogen.

HB Commercial, the vehicle service, parts, rentals and sales group have opened a new remanufactured caliper and brake-shoe profiling facility at their parts supply centre in Bury St Edmunds.

DA Tyres and Auto, based in Pontefract, is using a portable workshop induction heater for general vehicle work to save time, add customer value and dispense with the safety and practical issues usually associated with a conventional gas flame.

 

Aberdeen City Council are fitting the latest in Wheely-Safe technology for their entire HGV fleet, having been impressed with the technology that was installed on their light commercials last year. The intelligent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will be fitted on more than 100 HGVs  – including refuse collection vehicles, road maintenance trucks, road sweepers, tippers and tankers.

 

As part of CAM’s ongoing brand awareness programme for 2020 and its continued investment in both internal and external talent and skills development, the company is extending its sponsorship of up and coming racing prospect Dan Zelos for the 2020 season. 

Tianli brand OTR tyres, including the G306 skid steer tyre, are now available in North America, reports Modern Tire Dealer. 

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the current South African policy is to buy local products to protect the economy, says Sumitomo Rubber SA, as reported by SA Treads.  

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