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The demand for new buses and coaches drops -32.0% in 2020, with 3,996 vehicles joining UK roads. Single-deck registrations are down -58.7% to 755 units, driving overall decline. The sector calls for promised funding and bus strategy to be released urgently to support jobs, livelihoods and green ambition. 

Truck registrations drop to 32,918 units following bumper 2019 and impact of pandemic. Falls seen in both rigids (-27.9%) and articulated trucks (-37.2%, and Q4 underwhelms with -10.9% fall despite pre-Christmas push in truck activity. The gradual return to pre-pandemic utilisation levels, however, provides hope for 2021. 

With a RoadOne test that ran from Dongying to Xi’an, the HD520 tyre was tasked with how it performed on the 92,736 km - mostly highway - journey. The test also analysed how the tyres, equipped with standard loading axels performed, as well as how well the tyres held up every 20,000 km.

The MICHELIN X WORKS truck tyre range for mixed use has grown, adding a new dimension 385/65 R 22.5 MICHELIN X WORKS HLZ, with a load capacity of up to 10 tonnes per axle. 

Following a 12-month review of its UK and European operations, MWheels has rebranded as The Wheel Hub and Wheel HUB GmbH respectively. 

PCL has integrated its ecommerce and distributor portal into the main website, providing visitors with a user-friendly, one-stop shop for all product and support services. 

The RoadOne HF21 tyre with 295/80R22.5 specifications underwent a 160,000 km test study that lasted over a year on the Guanghzou motorway, with RoadOne's customer proving to be very satisfied with the performance and the product looking at an estimated mileage of 460,000km.

The next generation Giti GAM831 mixed service all-position tyre has been launched in Europe, delivering significant mileage improvements and improved robustness in severe applications. 

For Kappeler, a tyre must be gentle on the turf and have a high mileage due to the heavy wear and tear on hilly terrain. Kappeler has selected Bridgestone’s agricultural tyres to fit seven of their John Deere tractors, counting on large contact area and road stability. 

The 10-year warranty is only valid for products purchased directly from a Bridgestone Group tyre dealer or for the first assembly of a new vehicle (subject to the absence of separate warranties)Tyres must have an intact serial / DOT number and must not be repaired, rebutted or retreaded. 

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