Guide to winter tyre regulations for trucks and buses

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Guide to winter tyre regulations for trucks and buses

The tyre brand Continental has published a quick guide to the current regulations for truck and bus drivers, fleet managers, etc. for the winter season 2022/23, covering a total of 39 countries, both in Europe and worldwide, in order to help transport companies.

For the main countries with the highest traffic such as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium or Poland, no changes to the winter tyre requirements for trucks and buses have been incorporated.  In France, on the other hand, it is compulsory for specially marked roads.

In Spain in particular, the regulations read as follows:

Tyre regulations

On high mountain roads with red level (15/TV-87): buses may drive with tyres marked with the 3PMSF symbol (three-peaked mountain snowflake symbol) in all positions and a minimum tread depth of 4 mm. Rigid trucks between 3.5 t and 7.5 t gross weight only for refuse collection and food distribution, flow transport and assistance may run on winter tyres in all positions and a minimum tread depth of 4 mm. Other trucks are not allowed.

Snow chain regulations

On high mountain roads with red level (15/TV-87): snow chains on rigid lorries between 3.5 t and 7.5 t gross weight and on buses, if they are not fitted with winter tyres.

Additional information

The use of studded tyres up to 2 mm is permitted on snow-covered roads.

For winter tyre requirements in all other countries, Continental provides an overview of the European winter equipment regulation for trucks and buses – Winter 2022/2023 on its website.

If you would like more information about the transport of dangerous goods or any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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