Tag: Fleet Business

Continental, Bandvulc fleet services merging

Continental, Bandvulc fleet services merging

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

In the more than two years since Continental Tyre Group acquired Bandvulc, both the Conti360° Fleet Services network and the Bandvulc Plus+ fleet services continued to run in parallel, with customers receiving services from both brands. This will now change – Continental Tyre has announced the merger of Conti360° and Bandvulc Plus+. The two operations will unite as Conti360° Fleet Services, with Bandvulc’s key partners joining Continental’s current Conti360° Fleet Services.

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Stapleton’s switching to a Michelin policy after successful trial

Stapleton’s switching to a Michelin policy after successful trial

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

What brand of tyres does a tyre distributor use on its own fleet? In the case of Stapleton’s Tyre Services, the answer is Michelin. The company began trialling Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres across 25 Renault Master vans in March, and determined it could be clocking up an extra 20,000 miles per set compared to its existing policy.

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Continental adds features to ContiConnect

Continental adds features to ContiConnect

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The first update made to the ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform has gone live. Continental has added further functions to the web portal and refreshed its look. The new features also link ContiConnect services directly with fleet operations, enabling digital monitoring data to be used during tyre maintenance.

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Falken’s urban truck tyre proving itself in waste & recycling sector

Falken’s urban truck tyre proving itself in waste & recycling sector

26th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the introduction of new high-load models, Falken Tyre’s RI151 regional tyre is proving its performance and durability in one of the harshest commercial environments, the waste and recycling sector.

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Tructyre, ATS Euromaster merging heavy tyre businesses

Tructyre, ATS Euromaster merging heavy tyre businesses

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

When Michelin acquired truck tyre supplier and service provider Tructyre almost a year ago, it gained one of the UK’s most successful independent commercial vehicle tyre management groups. It now intends to evolve this asset into Britain’s largest national heavy tyre business by merging Tructyre with the heavy tyre operation currently belonging to ATS Euromaster.

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Tructyre Fleet Management adopts Ctrack advanced telematics targeting driver behaviour

Tructyre Fleet Management adopts Ctrack advanced telematics targeting driver behaviour

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Commercial tyre management specialist Tructyre Fleet Management, has adopted an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack, an Inseego company, which will be used to help monitor and improve driver behaviour and fleet productivity. Tructyre will use the web-based vehicle tracking system across a fleet of more than 150 vans and HGVs to achieve greater visibility across the company’s UK operation. It will also be used alongside integrated driver communication, fleet management and reporting tools. This should increase staff engagement, gain operational control and realise added performance insight, the company states.

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Avon launches new AV12 van tyre at Fleet Live

Avon launches new AV12 van tyre at Fleet Live

9th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has unveiled its latest van product – the AV12 – at Fleet Live this week, offering van drivers the chance to improve fuel efficiency and save on running costs.

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Port Express signs Vacu-Lug Tyre Management for compliance, efficiency

Port Express signs Vacu-Lug Tyre Management for compliance, efficiency

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

UK container transport service company Port Express has selected Vacu-Lug Tyre Management as its dedicated tyre management solutions partner. The company operates a fleet of more than 90 vehicles and 150 dedicated trailers from its depots in Felixstowe, Southampton and Birmingham. Port Express will utilise Vacu-Lug’s Tyre Rescue service to reduce downtime.

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LeasePlan MD says “it’s time for UK to catch up with EV leaders”

13th September 2018 | 0 Comments

After the Prime Minister announced an additional £106 million for R&D in green vehicles, new batteries and low carbon technology at the UK's first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit on 11 September, LeasePlan UK’s managing director Matt Dyer made the following comment:

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Continental to present ContiConnect evolution at IAA

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

A further development of Continental’s ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform will be showcased at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany. The evolution that Continental will show is said to be a “new solution that can be integrated into existing systems,” specifically a solution that will give these systems a digital tyre monitoring capability. Continental says it will announce further details at a press conference on 19 September.

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East Midlands ambulances to wear Michelin year-round tyres

East Midlands ambulances to wear Michelin year-round tyres

23rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Following on from its fitment of Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres to 148 rapid response Skoda Scout cars last year, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has now moved its 449-strong blue light ambulance fleet across to a 100 per cent Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy. The rollout will see 332 Fiat Ducato accident and emergency ambulances and 117 Peugeot Boxers fitted with Michelin rubber.

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Successful trial sees Wheely-Safe light TPMS installed on 90 Welsh ambulances

Successful trial sees Wheely-Safe light TPMS installed on 90 Welsh ambulances

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre pressure management system (TPMS) Wheely-Safe Light has been installed on 90 Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust emergency vehicles after proving its worth during extensive trials earlier this year.

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DS Smith recycling fleet turns to Michelin solutions

DS Smith recycling fleet turns to Michelin solutions

14th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Europe’s leading cardboard and paper recycler, DS Smith, has turned to Michelin solutions to supply, fit and manage the tyres across its 191-strong commercial vehicle recycling fleet, on a three-year contract. The new Effitires agreement sees Michelin solutions expand its remit with DS Smith to include 100 per cent of its vehicle parc, adding the recycling fleet to the 378 trucks and trailers already under contract from the firm’s logistics and corrugated packaging operations.

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Bridgestone’s flexibility earns a firm handshake with Collease

Bridgestone’s flexibility earns a firm handshake with Collease

6th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has secured a three-year commercial partnership with vehicle rental company Collease. The deal will incorporate a large fleet of all types of Trailers and Motorised equipment. Collease’s customers include a number of prestigious blue chip companies.

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Goodyear named Girteka Logistics’ main tyre partner

Goodyear named Girteka Logistics’ main tyre partner

14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Girteka Logistics has chosen Goodyear as its main tyre partner for the 4,000 trucks and 4,300 trailers it operates on its pan-European freight services. Under this partnership, Goodyear tyres will be supplied to cover 80 per cent of the fleet’s requirements. Girteka operates two and three axle tractor units and mainly refrigerated tri-axle trailers, along with a growing number of tilt trailers.

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