Truck maker Daf has become the first truck manufacturer to approve Goodyear’s new Ultra Grip Max winter tyres as factory-fit options. The Ultra Grip Max tyre range, available in both drive and steer axle versions, is claimed to provide up to 40% more snow grip when half-worn and up to 15% more mileage compared to its Ultra Grip WTD range. “We are delighted that Daf is the first manufacturer approving our new truck winter tyre line,” said Peter Platje, director […]
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]
Food wholesaler Brakes is extending a trial that will see all 18-tonne DAF LFs based at its West London depot run on Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel from Certas Energy.
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.