Record mileage on Michelin tyres

Eccles-based Olivers Transport has clocked up 220,000 km with 7 mm of tread still remaining after fitting one of its Scania 6×2 twin-steer tractor units with Michelin’s latest 315/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D XZE steer tyres. The general haulage firm expects the X MultiWay 3D tyres to reach at least 270,000 km before they need to be replaced – 80,000 km more than Michelin’s previous generation XZE2+ steer tyre, and 100,000 km more than a competitor brand recently tested on the fleet. Continue reading

Volvo presents Dynamic Steering

Just a few months after the launch of the new FH series, Volvo Trucks is presenting yet another world-class technical innovation – Volvo Dynamic Steering. This combines conventional hydraulic power-steering with an electronically-regulated electric motor fitted to the steering gear. The result is precise steering that gives the truck driver a safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable working environment. Continue reading