Construction Group Renews Bridgestone Contract
Construction industry group Thomas Armstrong has renewed its tyre contract with Bridgestone and Truck Point dealer Gates Tyres. The firm will continue to provide tyre management and service for the Thomas Armstrong fleet of 40 tractor units, 36 rigids and 55 trailers, as well as Bridgestone OTR products for the company’s 32 loading shovels.
The company’s transport director, Frank Harkness, said “when we initially switched from Michelin to Bridgestone our main requirement was that Bridgestone would match the PPK performance of Michelin. However, after evaluating the product we found that Bridgestone Product was outperforming the Michelin and therefore improving our PPK, we also find that Truck Point dealer Gates Tyres offer us excellent tyre management and service the fleet very well at our main location. This, coupled with our own efforts, has drastically reduced the amount of breakdowns we experienced with our previous service providers.”