Tyre manufacturer BFGoodrich is entering the UK and Ireland truck tyre markets from January next year. The company, known for its off-road specialism, sells more than 1.6 million tyres a year to the CV market in all territories across the world except Europe. Guy Heywood, commercial director at BFGoodrich for the UK and Ireland, said: “This is one of the most significant new brand launches into the commercial vehicle tyre market for years.” From next year it will offer its […]
Goodyear claims fleets of 50 trucks or more could save £210,000 in fuel costs annually by using its recently launched Fuelmax fuel efficient truck tyre.
As the world’s largest new tyre manufacturer, turning over $28bn (£22bn) a year, it might seem surprising that Bridgestone also has a significant retread operation. It purchased global cold cure retread franchise Bandag, largely for its huge US operation, and acquired UK hot cure specialist Bulldog in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The fortunes of truck tyre retreaders have waxed and waned in the past decade as a period of high prices and shortages of new tyres prior to 2011 has since been […]
County Dublin family-run haulier Dixon International has switched to Michelin X Line Energy tyres across its 110-strong truck fleet after a trial revealed significant fuel savings. Us of the X Line tyres in a six month trial involving six tractive units on international work demonstrated an average 5.2% fuel saving.