As the weather gets colder and roads become hazardous, Continental is sharing its winter tyre tips with fleet operators to ensure optimum performance and, more importantly, higher driving safety throughout the winter period.
Continental always recommends that operators fit the right tyres at the right time for the right application. On winter roads, tyres must guarantee reliable traction and prevent slipping. In the case of a severe winter, operators should certainly consider fitting winter tyres to the drive axle of vehicles which have to operate in more difficult road conditions. Once the severe weather is over, they should return to conventional tyres.
Every year, Continental updates its overview of European regulations for winter equipment on trucks and buses. This contains winter tyre guidance and regulation requirements for individual European countries, and information on whether snow chains are required. Any commercial vehicle which ventures abroad must be wary of these requirements.
The European regulations for winter equipment on trucks and buses can be viewed here.