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TyreSafe launches online truck tyre safety advice   Print  
TyreSafe has added a truck tyre safety section to its website for the commercial vehicle community Thursday, 25th June 2009

The commercial vehicle community can now access truck tyre safety advice online as TyreSafe adds truck specific pages to its website

Tyre safety organisation TyreSafe is making truck tyre safety information more widely available to commercial vehicle users by adding a truck specific section to its website and producing a truck tyre safety handout. Defective tyres represent a growing number of MoT failures in the HGV sector, with statistics recorded by VOSA showing that an MoT failure rate of 36.5 percent was recorded in 2007/8, with ‘condition of tyres’ ranking as the second most common failure defect. The new TyreSafe web pages contain invaluable tyre safety advice for all members of the commercial vehicle community, including fleet managers, workshop managers, fleet inspectors and drivers and are designed to be informative and easily accessible. 

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UAV reliability and weight improvements delivered by Wire in Composite   Print  
New embedded wiring technology prototype increases reliability, durability and package space for unmanned aerial vehicles. Wednesday, 24th June 2009

New embedded wiring technology prototype increases reliability, durability and package space for unmanned aerial vehicles

A prototype UAV wiring system that reduces weight yet also delivers improvements in reliability and package space is to be unveiled at the DVD military show. Designed by wiring specialists BERU f1systems, the wire in composite (WiC) technology completely encloses the lightweight wiring in composite shielding it from damage and environmental impact.

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Life in the Valley of the Shadow of Death!   Print  
Norilsk Nickel has used a BELAZ 75570, equipped with an Allison Transmission and a payload of 90 tonnes for its operations outside the town of Kaierkan, Norilsk, since July 2007. Friday, 12th June 2009

Intrepid Allison transmission proves a match for harsh polar conditions

Mining and Metallurgical Company (MMC) Norilsk Nickel has extensive mining operations in the Norilsk- Kaierkan region of Siberia, Northern Russia.  It is a region notorious for both its bleak landscape and vicious temperatures that can often reach in excess of -50˚C.  Mining trucks and their transmissions must therefore be durable and reliable to operate in such treacherous conditions.

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New independent warranty throws lifeline to owners of modified Porsches   Print  
The TECHART warranty brings piece of mind to owners of high quality modified Porsches. Wednesday, 10th June 2009

The security of a comprehensive warranty, backed by the Automobile Association (AA) and TECHART, the world’s leading specialist Porsche tuner, is now available to all owners of Porsches fitted with high quality upgrades. The new warranty is available through Tech9, UK agent for TECHART and (subject to an inspection at Tech9’s Motorsport Centre) can cover any modified Porsche more than two years old.

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Equipped for the heaviest and most critical operations: emergency services rely on...   Print  
The ambulance body, complete with tail lift, is widened by 30 cm to house the heavy duty stretcher and special equipment for intensive care patients. Wednesday, 3rd June 2009

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Two new Mercedes-Benz ambulances help meet the growing demand for rescue transportation which cares for overweight and intensive care patients

Essen, Germany – To ensure the appropriate medical care and safe transportation of the increasing number of obese patients, as well as those in intensive care, the municipal fire brigade in Essen, Germany, has enlisted the support of two specially adapted ambulances. The Mercedes-Benz Vario 818D (177 PS) vehicles, equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions, are 30 cm wider than regular ambulances and include features such as heavy duty stretchers capable of bearing up to 750 kg, electric hydraulic tail lifts, 230 volt generators and 2.3 kVA inverters.

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Renault Trucks with Allison transmissions make lighter work of bulk LPG deliveries for BP   Print  
Four new Renault Trucks equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions have been delivered to BP Gas to increase efficiency, cut vehicle component maintenance and replacement costs, and improve driver comfort on deliveries to domestic, commercial, in Thursday, 28th May 2009

Four new tankers support efficient operations, save costs and improve comfort for deliveries to remote locations

BP Gas is benefitting from the arrival of four new Renault Trucks equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions. The 18-tonne rigid Midlums were specified as part of a fleet replacement programme to increase efficiency, cut vehicle component maintenance and replacement costs, and improve driver comfort on deliveries to domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in Scotland and the North of England.  Working out of three BP LPG gas depots in the north of the UK – Cairnhill in Aberdeenshire, Carlisle and Evanton in Rosshire – the new tankers allow the logistics team to maximise bulk capacity via a chassis which can adeptly handle steep, windy, single track roads from the Lake District to the Scottish Highlands.

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Online tyre shoppers urged to make safety their first priority   Print  
Motorists buying tyres online risk compromising their safety on the roads by selecting tyres with an inappropriate speed rating and load index for their car Thursday, 28th May 2009

Motorists shopping for tyres online could be putting their safety at risk by not selecting the most appropriate tyres for their car

As online shopping continues to boom, motorists looking to online retailers for their next pair of tyres are putting their safety at risk by selecting tyres with a lower speed symbol than recommended for their car. Traditionally, many motorists bought tyres at their local garage when they were due to be replaced, however, with instant price comparisons, loyalty point schemes and fitting offered at multiple tyre fitting centres around the country, buying tyres online is becoming an increasingly attractive option. With safe vehicle handling largely dependent on using the right type of tyres for the car, TyreSafe is urging motorists to consider that selecting tyres of the recommended size, load index and speed symbol is essential to safe driving.

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New Affordable Ceramic based Thermal Barrier Coating for Performance and Classic Cars   Print  
Zircotec offers a 30 percent lower cost derivative of its high performance ceramic thermal barrier. Wednesday, 20th May 2009

Zircotec has developed a new lower cost derivative of its high performance ThermoHold® based thermal barrier coatings.

Performance and classic car owners wishing to use plasma sprayed thermal barriers but previously dissuaded by cost now have an option from Zircotec. The firm’s new Primary coating offers a twenty five percent exhaust surface temperature reduction and costs thirty percent less than its premium Performance offering.

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Additional PR contacts for Prodrive ? Automotive Technology   Print  
Wednesday, 20th May 2009

Market Engineering has been appointed to support the Prodrive media team in handling the growing interest in its automotive technology business. Effective immediately, journalists can contact Claire Dumbreck or Richard Gotch of Market Engineering, the leading specialist PR and marketing agency for automotive technology companies.

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Tyre safety campaign achieves record interest   Print  
During April?s Bike Tyre Safety Month, TyreSafe recorded the highest number of visits to its website to date Tuesday, 19th May 2009

During April’s Bike Tyre Safety Month, TyreSafe recorded the highest number of visits to its website to date, as the organisation continues to promote the importance of tyre safety

The latest tyre safety campaign to be held by safety organisation TyreSafe has achieved record interest, as the organisation’s website experienced its busiest month to date in April with 26,700 visits, a 185 percent increase from April 2008. TyreSafe’s Bike Tyre Safety Month reached out to all motorcyclists, new and experienced, to raise awareness of the importance of tyres in road safety. Top tips for bike tyre safety maintenance together with key tyre safety advice were shared with bikers via a dedicated page on the TyreSafe website, where visitors were also offered the opportunity to register for the organisation’s newsletter and receive a free tyre valve extension. The campaign received support from a wide range of organisations, such as the Motorcycle Industry Association, the Institute of Advanced Motorists and the British Motorcyclists Federation.

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