While the vehicle walk around check may seem like a mundane task, its importance should never be under-estimated. By taking the time to carry out just a few simple checks, including an assessment of tyre condition, commercial vehicle drivers can greatly reduce the risk of breakdowns and improve safety on the roads.
Continental has just launched a microsite containing useful information about the latest CO₂ emissions regulation for heavy goods vehicles and the simulation tool for trucks called VECTO – short for Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool.
A breakdown is a troublesome event for truck and bus drivers – and one where they need help fast. In the current coronavirus crisis, it is more important than ever for them to get fast support and information on what to do, given the crucial part they play in keeping supplies of urgently needed goods
In cold weather Continental recommends fitting winter tyres on all axles of trucks and buses. This is because in wintry conditions, standard tyres reach their limits very quickly even if they bear the M+S symbol.