FORS launches new tyre management guide

first_imgFORS has released a tyre management guide to advise members on how best practice can help improve tyre wear, increase vehicle safety and reduce a vehicle’s environmental impact.The new guide is available to FORS members online.It highlights how robust tyre management policy can improve fleet safety as well as fuel efficiency.FORS Bronze membership stipulates that members must have a tyre management policy and supporting procedures in place to help ensure tyres are correctly managed.The guide includes a range of practical advice to help FORS members build their tyre management policy.Sonia Hayward, FORS Manager, says: “Correctly and accurately managed and maintained tyres make fleets safer and can lead to reduced emissions and real fuel savings for operators.“Over-inflated tyres present a safety issue, as tread contact with the road is decreased, which can affect braking distances and overall handling.“Conversely under-inflated tyres contribute towards increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide, and for every 10% of decreased tyre pressure, fuel consumption increases by 2%.“This guide offers a wealth of information and with its handy policy and procedures checklists, it will help members meet FORS Bronze requirement ‘V7 Tyre management’.”last_img

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