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Bridgestone discusses its ‘multifaceted’ fleet customer approach

Bridgestone discusses its ‘multifaceted’ fleet customer approach

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Far from there being one trump card to keep commercial fleets happy and content, Bridgestone believes there are a number of compelling factors that combine to keep its customers on the right road. Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward tells Tyres & Accessories that a number of factors combine to make Bridgestone a top proposition to commercial fleets. The manufacturer has invested in digital mobility solutions, while its latest tyres for the segment introduce improved fuel efficiency and durability characteristics.

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Goodyear Total Mobility represents tailored, end-to-end offer for fleets

Goodyear Total Mobility represents tailored, end-to-end offer for fleets

10th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The launch of the second generation Kmax and Fuelmax truck tyres provides Goodyear with opportunity to emphasise progress in digitalisation of truck tyre business It is a mark of how far the role of the truck tyre manufacturer has come in European markets that at the 2019 launch of its second generation of Fuelmax and […]

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Bridgestone renames TomTom Telematics Webfleet Solutions

Bridgestone renames TomTom Telematics Webfleet Solutions

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) will rename TomTom Telematics as Webfleet Solutions on 1 October 2019, following its acquisition of the company on 1 April. The tyre giant revealed that the EMEA business currently serves more than 1.2 million vehicles with mobility subscriptions and fleet solutions.

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High praise from colleagues seals a return to Michelin for Suffolk Fire and Rescue

High praise from colleagues seals a return to Michelin for Suffolk Fire and Rescue

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has returned to fitting Michelin tyres on its heavy fire appliances, after positive feedback from other stations across the UK praised the tyres’ exceptional grip and stability in all weather conditions.

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Euro Car Parts adds more Peugeot vans to its nationwide delivery fleet

Euro Car Parts adds more Peugeot vans to its nationwide delivery fleet

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has added to its extensive fleet of Peugeot vans and cars with an order for 300 all-new Partner vans. The Partners will help to deliver the company’s extensive parts range to branches and customers. Each day, over 2,750 Euro Car Parts vehicles make over 60,000 deliveries to independent and franchised dealers, fleet service centres and bodyshops. The company makes a delivery on average every 1.7 seconds.

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CD Auction Group to manage the Marshall Leasing’s pool fleet

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

CD Auction Group has been appointed to manage Marshall Leasing’s requirement for in life vehicle management of their client’s spare vehicles. Marshall Leasing, which is part of Northridge Finance; a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland UK, operates a fleet of over 8,000 vehicles with a net book value of approximately £100m and following a review of its pool fleet management service, it has opted to outsource the process to CD Auction Group.

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Michelin fits first sets of new multi-purpose CrossGrip tyre

Michelin fits first sets of new multi-purpose CrossGrip tyre

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Buckinghamshire-based Energy Generator Hire has become the first customer in the UK to specify Michelin’s CrossGrip tyre, fitting nine JCB telehandlers with the new multi-purpose fitment that is designed for operation on roads, grass and in the snow. The company provides specialist generator equipment for outdoor events, with past clients including BBC Hyde Park and the Wilderness Festival. It saw the potential for Michelin’s new 400/80 R24 CrossGrip tyres to help ensure grass remains in pristine condition on sites where its telehandlers are working, having Exelagri dealer Farol Tyres convert its fleet from their existing competitor fitments.

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Michelin wins five-year trentbarton contract

Michelin wins five-year trentbarton contract

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has secured a major new five-year deal with East Midlands bus operator trentbarton. The EffiTires contract will see Michelin supply, fit and manage tyres across trentbarton’s 463-strong fleet, which operates more than 40 services throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The bus company has returned to Michelin following three years fitting a competitor brand of tyres.

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Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Businesses could be extending their tyre replacement intervals and taking advantage of greater efficiency savings if company car and van drivers were encouraged to take greater care of their tyres, advises Michelin’s fleet team. The tyre manufacturer is prompting fleet managers to remind drivers of four simple steps they can take to extend tyre life, improve uptime, cut running costs and reduce environmental impact.

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Fintyre wins Milan public transport tender

2nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian distributor of replacement tyres, Fintyre has been awarded the tender for the supply of tyres for public transport vehicles, launched by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi), with an auction base of 2.632 million euro.

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Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Michelin Fleet Panel have requested Transport Select Committee member and MP for Stoke-On-Trent South, Jack Brereton, to seek clarity from the government on tax changes in preparation for the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) from April 2020.

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Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Boughey Distribution, part of NWF Group, is rolling out Michelin’s EffiTrailer telematics system across all 236 trailers in its fleet. The move follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres. which demonstrated the potential further safety and efficiency improvements of the technology. The Nantwich-based logistics firm ran EffiTrailer on 12 standard length trailers and 10 Longer Semi-Trailers (LSTs) for more than a year, collecting a wealth of data and experience, before making the investment.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein has been selected as tyre supplier for Lowland Rescue and Kent Central Ambulance services. The services join Medi 4 Ambulance Service in using the manufacturer’s products on their fleets.

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Goodyear Proactive Solutions wins at International Bus Sustainability Awards 2019

Goodyear Proactive Solutions wins at International Bus Sustainability Awards 2019

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader, an automated tyre analysis and control system, has won first place at the International Bus Sustainability Awards in the ‘Tyres and Tyre Management’ category. The awards honour innovative companies and products that address the challenges of global sustainability. Thomas Sauer, marketing specialist for Goodyear Proactive Solutions EMEA received the award for Goodyear at the award ceremony in Berlin on 18 March, 2019.

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