A runaway tyre that smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.
The UK government is considering banning trucks, buses, coaches and minibuses from using tyres that are more than ten years old. It plans to consult on legislation that would make it illegal for decade-old tyres to be used on larger vehicles. This announcement comes after persistent campaigning led by Frances Molloy, whose 18-year-old son Michael was among three people killed in 2012 when a coach crashed because its front tyres were 19 years old. In November last year, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency guidance was amended to say tyres that are ten years or older should not be used on the front axles of HGVs, as well as buses and coaches. The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory has also been working with a leading laboratory in the US to conduct tyre testing and analysis. The results of t...[Read More]
The European Commission has published definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of new and re-treaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China.
A new Apollo Tyres’ Hungarian plant has been up and running, with production of Apollo branded truck tyres underway.