Our TENESO Europe SE partner in Sweden, MTAB, has alerted us to a new law regarding winter tyres in Sweden that took effect on the 1st January 2013. If you are using a UK courier to deliver into Sweden in a Luton or a Transit van then this new requirement may affect you. We understand that all vehicles over 3.5t are being checked when entering Swedish borders and many are simply not being allowed to continue without the correct tyres. We can provide an alternative low cost solution taking full advantage of our our TENESO Sweden partner. If we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
22 November 2012
Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Winter tyre requirements for heavy vehicles
The Swedish Government today has decided new provisions for winter tyres for heavy vehicles. The new regulation will enter into force on the 1 January 2013. This means that all heavy vehicles using Swedish roads must be equipped with winter tyres, or equivalent on the vehicle’s driving axle during the period 1 December to 31 March when winter road conditions prevail.
In recent winters we have had accidents that have stopped traffic for long periods, even though most heavy vehicles have had tyres with currently adequate tread depth. More stringent requirements will therefore now be introduced.
“Today s decision means that one more piece of the jigsaw is in place for safer roads and better accessibility for both the business sector and the individual. The requirements apply to all heavy vehicles regardless of nationality and thus contributes better to safety as well as to equality in competition terms,” says Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Minister for Infrastructure.