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Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading tanker and environmental waste firm Biomarsh Environmental Ltd has signed a comprehensive tyre management contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. The deal is designed to provide nationwide support and aid compliance throughout the Biomarsh fleet.

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‘No silver bullet’ for successful fleet partnership – Bridgestone

‘No silver bullet’ for successful fleet partnership – Bridgestone

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Having recorded a number of significant fleet wins during 2017, Bridgestone states that a number of factors combined make its proposition attractive to fleets when the pitching process begins. Fleets signing deals with Bridgestone in 2017 include Simon Gibson Transport, ARR Craib, Greggs, and the global First Group agreement. The company says there isn’t one compelling factor to secure a fleet business for a premium tyre manufacturer; in fact commercial sales director Greg Ward believes there are five or six behind any successful partnership.

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Stoke-on-Trent City Council refuse collection department picks Giti GT867 Urban

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

After a successful single vehicle trial conducted since the start of the year, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s refuse collection department has opted to fit the Giti GT867 across its fleet. The urban all-position tyre in size 315/80R22.5 has reinforced sidewalls, a feature popular in the waste and urban commercial sectors, which are well suited to the council’s Dennis Eagle fleet of 4x2 and 6x2 domestic waste and 6x2 trade waste configurations.

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Michelin ONCall service comes to the rescue of Rice Continental

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s ONCall breakdown assistance service came to the rescue of Dungannon-based general and heavy haulage company Rice Continental, after one of its vehicles suffered a tyre failure and slow puncture while on a mammoth 3,800-mile journey to Baku in Azerbaijan.

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ATS Euromaster signs new national tyre management contract with Kier Services

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

ATS Euromaster has won a new national contract to supply, fit and manage tyres for Kier Services. The new contract replaces a previous agreement with local independent tyre dealers and will see ATS Euromaster support Kier Services’ 214-strong fleet, which ranges from 3.5-tonne light commercials to 32-tonne refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). ATS-E’s proactive MasterCARE fleet inspections, which aim to increase tyre durability and performance, and help to minimise tyre-related downtime, was a key factor in the new contract.

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Trelleborg to launch YourTire online personalisation service for tyres

Tuesday 31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

At Agritechnica 2017, Trelleborg will unveil YourTire, a new online service that allows customers to personalise their Trelleborg radial tractor tyres. Using the YourTire online configurator tool, customers can add their name or logo to new tyres, bringing a new level of personalisation to farm machinery.

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LeasePlan UK to include driver pack including dash cam

Wednesday 25th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Vehicle management group LeasePlan UK is to introduce a new Driver Pack including a dashboard camera (dash cam) in its vehicles as standard. LeasePlan says it is the only vehicle leasing company in the UK to offer this pack to all drivers.

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GoBus.ie coach runs more than half a million kilometres on Michelin tyres

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

GoBus.ie, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.

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UUG7 meeting to preview new fleet auditing on e-jobsheet

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

CAM will present new fleet audit functionality on e-jobsheet at the seventh UniSerV User Group (UUG) meeting, on Thursday 12 October 2017 in Milton Keynes. The presentation will bring to a close six months of development to ensure end-to-end integration into UniSerV for fleet management purposes.

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Benchmarking aids fleet risk strategy

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

According to LeasePlan UK, there are an estimated 3 million company cars on the roads and roughly 1 in 3 will be involved in an accident each year. Over 17 per cent of these incidents will take place on a Tuesday, with damages from fault and non-fault incidents costing companies upwards of £6.4 million over the past three years, just for the one day.

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LeasePlan survey reveals the self-driving car generation gap

Friday 22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Are British drivers comfortable with the thought their grandchildren may never drive a car? Over a quarter (26 per cent) claim they are, believing the autonomous evolution is simply ‘part of life’ with the next generation having to embrace learning new skills, other than driving.

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BASys control system, Bandag extruder installed at Bridgestone’s Bulldog plant

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s largest Bandag franchise, Bulldog in Bourne, Lincolnshire is a central pillar in Bridgestone’s UK Total Tyre Care truck and bus tyre strategy, and as such has been a target for ongoing investment. Most recently, Bridgestone has installed the BASys casing and production control system, digitally linking the tripartite facility and tracking the journey of retreads through the manufacturing process. This joins the latest piece of retread production equipment, the latest generation Bandag extruder builder the 9110ES, which was installed in 2016, and is now fully operational. Tyres & Accessories visited the Bulldog site to see the latest upgrades in action, and how Bulldog intends to capitalise on the current moment of what Bridgestone retread development manager for the North region (UK, Ireland, and the Nordic region) Terry Salter terms a “golden period” for retreading.

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Royal Mail goes electric with Peugeot

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Royal Mail has signed an agreement with Peugeot to purchase 100 zero-emission Partner L2 Electric vans, to be used by postmen and women on their delivery rounds. The vans will go into service from December 2017 at delivery offices around the UK, supported by a comprehensive rollout of charging infrastructure.

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Abellio signs 5-year Michelin solutions tyre contract

Abellio signs 5-year Michelin solutions tyre contract

Thursday 7th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Passenger transport operator Abellio has appointed Michelin solutions to supply, fit and manage its tyres on a cost-per-mile Effitires contract for the next five years. The company, which operates an 800-strong single and double-deck bus fleet, has returned to Michelin after moving to a rival manufacturer in 2012. As part of the agreement, Abellio will become involved in new product testing for Michelin to support the development of the company’s next generation of urban tyres.

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Growing fleets could reduce costs, eco-footprint with PPK contracts – Michelin

Growing fleets could reduce costs, eco-footprint with PPK contracts – Michelin

Friday 1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the latest statistics on the UK commercial vehicle industry, the number of medium to large commercial vehicle operators has been rising in the last five years. This represents an opportunity for outsourced tyre contract and service providers, as larger fleets present an increasingly complex task to manage their tyre usage, and associated servicing. Michelin solutions estimates that 42 per cent of truck fleets in the UK operating 51 or more vehicles are still purchasing tyres on a transactional basis, and therefore managing them in-house. It argues that this process is likely increasing their costs and environmental footprint.

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