Conference Centre Hall 3

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  • THE “TYRE” COST CENTRE AND HOW TO CONTROL IT 

Tyres account for between 1.7% and 2.7% of the cost price of a heavy goods vehicle, according to CNR. These are only direct costs, and do not incorporate the detrimental effects that a poor choice or poor use of tyres may have on certain mechanical parts which will wear prematurely, or on fuel consumption. To optimise the tyre cost centre in a haulier’s budget, a few basic rules should be observed.

  • DIGITAL TECH: THE LATEST TYRE REVOLUTION

Real-time tyre monitoring systems are constantly evolving and are being deployed at speed. Nowadays, RFID chips are fitted to virtually all new tyres. Fleets are managed with increasingly accurate digital systems. What system for what use? What benefits can hauliers expect?

  • TYRE RETREADING: ITS ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACT 

Care for the environment and sustainable procurement are key issues in society, as illustrated by the recently voted law on the fight against climate change. All eco-responsible solutions which promote safety, performance and cost efficiency are welcome. Retreading helps to extend the lifespan of tyres while also generating material cost savings. What is the future of retreading in France? Is its future safe, faced with low-cost tyres? 

  • WINTER DECREE: OBLIGATIONS FOR HAULIERS 

On 1 November 2021, the regulations on winter equipment on light vehicles and HGVs in mountainous zones came into force. France is one of the last European countries to have legislated on the subject. All the neighbouring countries bordering France to the east have made winter equipment compulsory by one means or another. What does the legislation say? How can we prepare for it? What impact on revenue costs? What is the responsibility of business owners? 

  • NEW LABELLING: ANALYSIS AND CHANGES 

Since 1 May 2021, a new label is affixed to truck tyres. What are the main changes compared with the previous version? How can we interpret the new label? What are the changes planned in the area of HGV tyre labelling? 

  • TYRE MONITORING TO IMPROVE PROFITABILITY 

One third of truck breakdowns in Europe is due to tyres, and in 90% of cases the problem is connected with their inflation. Correct tyre maintenance helps to avoid undesirable vehicle downtime and improve business profitability. It helps prevent the premature wear of certain mechanical parts while guaranteeing optimal safety for drivers.

  • INITIATIVES FROM TYRE PLAYERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF DRIVERS

Tyre manufacturers care for the comfort of drivers both inside and outside the vehicle. A presentation of the best initiatives launched in recent years, and those soon to come. 

  • TYRE RECYCLING, AN EXEMPLARY SECTOR 

Considered as exemplary by the European Union, the French recycling industry processes 100% of used tyres placed on the market. What becomes of truck tyres after use? What benefits for the haulier? 

  • TYRES: PROFESSIONS FOR THE FUTURE 

The tyre world is hiring. More than 1,000 positions are vacant in the tyre distribution area, the majority of which in the truck field. Professions in the tyre sector are not very well-known, and often unfairly disparaged. However, they enable young people to progress quickly to well-paid and stimulating positions of responsibility.