Conti still chosen tyre for Wrings Transport
Avonmouth-based haulier Wrings Transport has fitted Continental tyres to its latest fleet additions three years after choosing the tyre manufacturer as it's supplier of choice. The operator recently introduced three new Scania trucks and a further seven tractor units are already on order; all 10 of the new trucks have been specified with Continental HSR2 steers, as well as ContiRe tyres on the drive axles.
“We wanted a tyre provider that we could rely on, and my contact at Continental always answers the phone and responds to my messages,” explains Wrings Transport managing director Stuart Wring. “I am delighted with the quality product that we’ve got on our trucks. We put the HSR2s on the steer axles of our arctics, and when they are part-worn, we switch them onto the rigids. So a brand new HSR2 steer tyre will go through two trucks, instead of one, which helps us reduce our overheads, and allows us to get the most out of the products we have specified.”
Wring also explains that other areas of his company’s operations have also benefitted thanks to Continental products and services: “A day’s training was organised for myself and our maintenance guys at Continental’s distribution centre, which was brilliant. We had an instructor who was passionate about tyres, and were shown what telltale signs to look for when trying to spot faulty tyres.”
Despite being self-taught, Wring maintains that the one-to-one training with a Continental expert was a fantastic opportunity: “We learned about the importance of pressures, and how to address issues with them, and now one of our maintenance team continually check our fleet’s tyre pressures.”
Since starting in August 1995 with a solitary van on its fleet, Wrings Transport has flourished into a 48-truck mixed fleet that is responsible for a range of long-distance and distribution work. Situated in Hallen, near Avonmouth, Bristol, Wrings is the largest privately owned transport company in the surrounding area.