Truck tyres must be less than ten years old

Tyres that are more than ten years old are to be banned from trucks, buses and coaches in the UK with the aim to boost road safety.

Calls for better road safety after runaway tyre incident

A runaway tyre that smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.

Keep your tyres on track

In this article Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering and Vehicle Standards Policy at FTA provides information and advice on how to remain compliant.

The importance of proper alignment of truck tyres

Whether you operate one truck or a fleet of them, you want to feel confident that your vehicles are getting the best fuel mileage and the least tyre wear possible.

European (truck) tyre labelling explained

There are lots of ways to look after your truck’s tyres – keeping them at the right pressure and checking for optimum fuel efficiency can boost road safety and the money you can save.

Ban on 10-year-old tyres?

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]

Final decision reached on anti-dumping duties for China-made tyres

The European Commission has published definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of new and re-treaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China.

Apollo’s Hungary facility now producing truck tyres

A new Apollo Tyres’ Hungarian plant has been up and running, with production of Apollo branded truck tyres underway.

What’s the impact of tyre tariffs?

Almost as soon as it was announced that the EU were to be imposing tariffs on truck tyres, the news started having an impact on the market.