Goodyear Dunlop renews fleet with Mercedes-Benz vans
Goodyear Dunlop has updated its fleet with 20 new Mercedes-Benz vans. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDIs were supplied by Birmingham dealer Midlands Truck & Van and work for TruckForce, Goodyear Dunlop’s dedicated mobile truck tyre and breakdown service. They are based across TruckForce’s 15 operating centres, which act as hubs for some 100 satellite depots across England and Wales, and used by technicians who repair, replace and service customers’ tyres at their premises or at the roadside.
The Sprinters are fitted with engine-driven PTOs which power on-board compressors, as well as Hope Safe-T-bar rear safety bumpers and roof-mounted flashing beacons. They have replaced a fleet of similar-sized vehicles by another manufacturer.
TruckForce fleet manager Paul Floyd said: “In conjunction with our leasing provider, CLM, we took a good look at the market to see what was available. We considered various factors including size, cost, safety and comfort, and came up with a shortlist of vehicles which we then examined in greater detail.
He continued: “We do our own weekly checks but for all other maintenance and servicing these vehicles will be looked after within the Mercedes-Benz national dealer network.”