Starting 1 June 2016, Aeolus Tyre will introduce a pan-European breakdown service for truck fleets and tyre specialists. The new Aeolus Breakdown Service will be serviced by Belgium-based international breakdown specialist Profile Euroservice; fleets using the Aeolus Breakdown Service will be supported by the more than 7,600 registered truck tyre specialists that partner with Euroservice in 33 European countries.
In what Cam International described as “a landmark moment for the commercial tyre service sector in Europe”, a fully digital jobsheet was completed between Bridgestone systems and the e-jobsheet digital tablet app – without a re-keying process required by office based administrators at either end.
Data from the recently concluded Safe Drive Campaign, conducted by Apollo Tyres in two locations in Thailand, revealed that less than 10 per cent vehicles being driven around in the country had incorrect inflation pressure. Of this 10 per cent, most were found driving with under-inflated tyres.
Pirelli is looking forward to its visit to the shorter Indy configuration of the Brands Hatch circuit, as it supplies the rubber for the latest British Superbike Championship weekend. The circuit tests a rider’s prowess in qualifying, as one second can cover six rows of the grid, as Pirelli UK racing manager Jason Griffiths comments: "The Indy circuit at Brands Hatch never fails to produce close racing."
Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has introduced three new retread tyres for the heavier end of the commercial vehicle transport sector. A size 315/80R22.5 model has been added to its Logistik LD01 drive pattern, manufactured using the latest 12-segment, high pressure tyre press. The LD01 provides optimal performance and longevity to reduce operating costs with low rolling resistance and a competitive cost-per-kilometre.
A pair of prototype truck tyres displayed by Aeolus Tyre at Reifen 2016 this week show the direction the Chinese tyre maker (and new Pirelli sister company) will take over the next few years. The two tyres are the Neo Allroads S (ASR61) steer axle tyre and Neo Fuel T+ (ATL67) trailer tyre.
In recent times, Starco has focused upon transforming its organisation from a national market set-up to a segment-based structure. Tyrepress.com talked to Starco CEO Richard Todd about this restructuring at Reifen 2016 and will cover it in detail at a later date (and in the July 2016 issue of Tyres & Accessories magazine), and also met Thomas Ballegaard, the man tasked with setting the structures of this new, segment-driven Starco.
You’ve heard of software as a service (or SaaS). But tyres as a service? If you haven’t heard of SaaS, the chances are you have transacted with a business model based on SaaS’s subscription-centred thinking. The popularity of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify and Amazon music make this point. You pay your money and access to your favourite media is simply included. Now transpose this set-up into the world of tyres.