ATS Euromaster presents Inflation Report 2013 to CV Show
At the CV Show 2013, ATS Euromaster invited truck fleet operators to view its Inflation Report 2013, a free guide produced exclusively for the show. ATS-E said the guide was designed to show why fleets in 2013 should pay closer attention to their tyres than ever before.
The report compares prices today with a decade ago – spoiler alert: they’re considerably higher – and demonstrated how the rising cost of tyres and fuel mean sub-optimum tyre set-ups can cost fleets. Its eight parts, including sections on underinflation and wheel misalignment, are designed to prove to fleet operators the value of increasing the attention they pay to tyre maintenance.
Peter Fairlie, the Group sales director, says: “Maximising tyre performance should have been on every fleet manager’s radar a decade ago; but in 2013, with costs spiralling, if your tyres aren’t being expertly managed then it should be ringing alarm bells. No business can afford to be throwing money away if it wants to be competitive and profitable.
“For example, the annual cost [based on a 4×2 tractor unit with a tri-axle trailer, fuel consumption at 8.7mpg over 120,000km] of 20 per cent under-inflation in 2003 for a 4×2 artic was £482. But in 2013 the penalty for the same vehicle has jumped to £888, which is an enormous amount of money to be wasting. By simply making sure a comprehensive tyre management procedure is in place, fleets will be able to save and potentially make a significant improvement to their bottom line.” The report is still available from ATS-E account managers.