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Tyre Labelling – Truck Operators view

by Mike on April 4th, 2014 in News

18 months after it’s introduction, has the EU tyre labelling directive meant anything to truck fleet operators? A year ago Trucking Britain asked respondents whether the directive was having an effect on their choice of tyres: only 13% said yes. After 12 months that figure has changed very little: 14% said the labelling directive had affected their choice of tyres.

However the directive has had a more positive impact on the ability of truck operators to effectively compare different truck tyres. A year ago just 11% said that the labelling provides them with the information they need to make a comparison, but now that figure has risen to 23%.

Everyone I transport knows that tyres are not just a round piece of rubber, but their is clearly some way to go for the transport industry to find value in tyre labelling.

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