Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

CV Show challenges operators about their tyre policy

The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show wants to convince fleet operators to think long and hard about their tyre policies or face a hefty penalty.

It believes choosing the right tyre is key to the success of any transport operation, because of the safety critical role tyres play in a fleet’s safety and performance. It is advising operators to consider their company tyre policy carefully.

An illegal or defective commercial vehicle tyre could mean a roadside prohibition, a court appearance and a hefty fine. A driver caught behind the wheel of a vehicle with illegal tyres faces three penalty points and a fine of up to £2,500 per tyre – regardless of whether they own the vehicle or not.

The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show will provide operators with the perfect opportunity to compare tyre suppliers and decide which is best suited to their needs. That’s why this year’s Show will feature 14 different suppliers to this essential sector of the road transport industry.

Guy Heywood, Commercial Director of Michelin’s Truck Division, says, “We spend more on research and development than any tyre manufacturer in the world, so it’s only fitting that as new Michelin truck and trailer tyres are launched, we display them at the industry’s largest trade event.

“For this year’s CV Show we’ve got the strongest product line-up in our history; it will be a major opportunity to reinforce that when customers think about their tyre policy, they should be focused on buying value.”