Pentalver praises Bridgestone’s products and services

Pentalver fleet manager David Baldwin, left, with Bridgestone’s commercial operations manager Paul Sheehan

One of the UK’s biggest freight haulage companies has given its endorsement to Bridgestone’s suite of commercial tyre services. Pentalver, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), which offers a range of container services including road haulage and container conversions, operates a fleet of over 350 tractor units and 900 trailers in the UK – all fitted on a combination of Bridgestone’s latest generation Ecopia H002 tyres and Bandag retread products.

The two companies have forged a close relationship over the past 12 years and Bridgestone is well placed to further strengthen its position in the years to come. Operating a UK wide terminal network, Pentalver has forged an ‘indispensable’ relationship with the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, benefiting from its Webfleet Telematics offering and latest technological advances.

Pentalver’s plaudits reinforce Bridgestone’s multi-faceted approach to commercial fleet management, featuring product, services, channels, reporting methods and telematics insights.

Bridgestone’s tyre partnership with Pentalver features the following aspects:

  • Short haul (Inland based) vehicles: Trucks – Ecopia H002 on front, Bandag retread on lift and drive axles. Trailers: Bandag retread.
  • Long haul (Port based): Trucks – Ecopia H002 on front and lift axles, Bandag retread on rear. Trailers: Bandag retread.
  • Bridgestone’s Webfleet Solutions telemetry system implemented across the whole fleet to understand drivers-habits, use of cruise control, etc in attempt to save on fuel.
  • Bridgestone Partner network for breakdown assistance and round-the-clock tyre support.

Pentalver’s fleet manager David Baldwin said: “Bridgestone is a leading global tyre manufacturer and the technology at their disposal is as good, if not better, than anything I have ever come across.

“We have made the right choice in supplier, both from a technical and people point of view, as we’re benefitting from significant cost savings and are being treated as a unique business with bespoke needs by a talented team of professionals, who are experts in their field.”

Bridgestone’s Commercial Operations Manager Paul Sheehan said: “Our multi-faceted approach has made an impression with Pentalver and it is great to hear so much positive feedback. Our product, services, channels, reporting methods and levels of innovation all combine to support Pentalver, while the relationships we have established over many years play an important role in reaching the right solutions. The industry has changed over the years, but we’ve embraced this change with a really forward-thinking company whose results speak for themselves.”

David Baldwin concludes: “All in all, in my view, Bridgestone’s holistic offering, is what separates them from their competitors.  They are constantly changing and evolving, delivering the technology that is at the forefront of everything we do at Pentalver through their new and retreaded tyres and range of services.”

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