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Measuring tyre wear & pressure in one pass – Michelin Partners with HGV network AS 24

Measuring tyre wear & pressure in one pass – Michelin Partners with HGV network AS 24

28th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin is teaming up with AS 24, the HGV service station network that fuel company Total runs in 28 countries across Europe, to launch a new automatic tyre inspection service – Fleet Diag 24. The partners will launch their diagnostic offer in March. The rollout begins in a small way, with Fleet Diag 24 initially offered at just three sites in France, however, we can expect to see it introduced at many more of the 986 AS 24 outlets in the UK and Europe.

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Lex Autolease selects Kwik Fit for ‘record’ supply agreement

Lex Autolease selects Kwik Fit for ‘record’ supply agreement

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has announced the agreement of a major deal with Lex Autolease, the UK’s biggest vehicle contract hire and leasing provider. The six-year agreement covers tyre and associated services and is the largest deal by value and forecast tyre volume that Kwik Fit has ever secured with a major contract hire and leasing company.

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Kwik Fit taking Alphabet partnership into third decade

Kwik Fit taking Alphabet partnership into third decade

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The long-standing relationship between Kwik Fit and Alphabet (GB) Limited has been extended by a new sole-supply contract. This latest agreement with the fleet leasing and business mobility specialist will see Kwik Fit continue its supply of tyres and a range of ancillary services across Alphabet’s fleet of almost 140,000 company cars and vans for at least three more years.

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Chichester Council extends Bandvulc supply/management contract

Chichester Council extends Bandvulc supply/management contract

9th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Chichester District Council has extended its tyre supply and management contract with Bandvulc for its fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz ‘Econic’ refuse collection vehicles for a further two years.

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Feel the strain – Bridgestone’s tyre sensor tech for fleets & autonomous vehicles

Feel the strain – Bridgestone’s tyre sensor tech for fleets & autonomous vehicles

20th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation has developed a technology that estimates axle load and tyre wear via a sensor affixed inside a tyre. This newly-developed sensor measures the change in strain that occurs when a moving tyre comes into contact with the road. Bridgestone claims its Smart Strain Sensor technology is unique and the “first of its kind in the world.”

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European fleets participating in Goodyear/Redspher intelligent tyre programme

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is working with transport and logistics group Redspher on a pilot programme that pairs sensor-equipped Goodyear intelligent tyres with Redspher’s Rubiwin shared services platform. Under this partnership, the tyres will be fitted to high-mileage use delivery and service vans operated by fleets that are connected to Rubiwin. This will enable the ‘fast-capture’ of relevant data from these vehicles.

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Vaculug approved as FORS associate

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Vaculug has been approved as a recognised Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) associate on 17 October. The voluntary accreditation scheme, which encompasses all aspects of compliance, safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations for commercial vehicle operators, has almost 8,500 operator locations.

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Goodyear piloting predictive service solutions with EV fleets

3rd June 2019 | 0 Comments

Collaborations with US-based shared mobility providers Borrow and Envoy are providing Goodyear Tire & Rubber the opportunity to pilot its predictive digital service solutions with electric vehicle fleets. Experience gained with the two companies allows Goodyear’s Innovation Lab in San Francisco to test solutions on new models of emerging mobility.

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PEMA: Conti360° CESAR benefits “exceeded our expectations”

PEMA: Conti360° CESAR benefits “exceeded our expectations”

29th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Hail, CESAR. A year after having the Conti360° fleet service administration tool integrated into its system landscape, European truck and trailer rental firm PEMA says it is delighted with the benefits it brings. The Continental-developed fleet administration system provides digitalised tyre management for the more than 18,000 commercial vehicles in the PEMA rental fleet, allowing vehicle- and service-relevant data to be continuously exchanged and updated via a user interface.

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Kwik Fit named sole tyre supplier to SG Fleet UK

27th February 2019 | 0 Comments

A new, three-year contract sees Kwik Fit become sole supplier of tyres and associated products to SG Fleet UK. The arrangement covers more than 13,000 company cars and vans that SG Fleet UK currently has under management.

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Haulier Ronnie S Evans signs up to Michelin Effitrailer programme

Haulier Ronnie S Evans signs up to Michelin Effitrailer programme

25th February 2019 | 0 Comments

After participating in an eight-month trial, family-owned haulier Ronnie S Evans has signed its entire trailer fleet up to Michelin’s Effitrailer programme. Results suggest that the haulier saved £45,000 during the trial period.

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Benack heading Continental’s reorganised Fleet Solutions department

Benack heading Continental’s reorganised Fleet Solutions department

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

As part of previously-announced structural changes, Continental has merged several of its replacement truck tyre functions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The Conti360° Fleet Services business, which includes ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect, has been brought together with the ContiLifeCycle business, comprising retreading and casing management services, to form the Fleet Solutions department. Ralf Benack is heading up this department as Director Fleet Solutions.

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Wheely-Safe introduces wheel & tyre solution for heavy fleets

Wheely-Safe introduces wheel & tyre solution for heavy fleets

28th November 2018 | 0 Comments

UK technology company Wheely-Safe has launched ‘Michelin Wheel Security and Tyre Pressure Management System Heavy Fleet’, a solution aimed at truck, bus, coach, trailer and heavy plant operators and designed to tackle the issues of wheel loss and brake and hub overheating. Wheely-Safe says this patented solution is the world’s first in-motion driver alert system that detects the onset of wheel loss before detachment; it also warns the driver of potential brake or hub issues that could lead to a fire if unchecked, as well as tyre over- or under-inflation.

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Carlson Vehicle Transfer introduces Michelin Effitrailer across car transporter fleet

Carlson Vehicle Transfer introduces Michelin Effitrailer across car transporter fleet

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Following a successful trial period, UK-based car transporter company Carlson Vehicle Transfer has rolled out Michelin’s Effitrailer package across its 150-strong fleet. The Groupe CAT company, which operates throughout the UK and Europe delivering cars for the automotive industry, tested the telematics system on a number of units in its car transporter trailer fleet.

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Ryder and Bridgestone renew fleet service partnership

Ryder and Bridgestone renew fleet service partnership

23rd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance firm Ryder has renewed its strategic partnership with Bridgestone for a further three years.

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