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John Lewis Partnership to phase out all diesel heavy trucks by 2028

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The John Lewis Partnership will switch from diesel-powered heavy trucks to 100 per cent renewable biomethane-powered versions by 2028, a move the company states will cut its HGV emissions by more than 80 per cent.

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Shire Aggregates specifies Michelin X Works tyre after trial highlights savings

Shire Aggregates specifies Michelin X Works tyre after trial highlights savings

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Shire Aggregates has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 12 new MAN 32-tonne 8x4 tippers and adopted a Michelin policy as standard for future tyre purchases. The decision came after a trial set of Michelin X Works tyres demonstrated potential savings of “more than £26,000 a year” in running costs, the company states.

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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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Fleet successes point to ‘bright future’ for Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

Fleet successes point to ‘bright future’ for Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

20th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Bri-Stor Systems, the UK’s largest manufacturer of light commercial vehicle conversions and van storage, will have fitted more than 1,000 Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System Light Fleet kits throughout a number of major fleets by the start of 2019.

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Electric bin lorries to be trialled by Veolia

19th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Veolia will be trialling electric refuse collection vehicles (RCV) in Sheffield charged by power derived from the waste they have collected. The project will see two 26 tonne RCVs converted from diesel to electric power in a scheme to accelerate the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles

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LeasePlan UK confirms two new appointments to UK managing board

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

LeasePlan UK, one of the world’s leading vehicle management groups, has announced the appointment of two senior roles within the UK business; Chris Black as commercial director and Steve Jones as director for future fleet solutions, with both taking up positions on the UK managing board immediately.

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HSS Hire rolls out Michelin’s Wheely-Safe Light system after trial demonstrates fuel savings

HSS Hire rolls out Michelin’s Wheely-Safe Light system after trial demonstrates fuel savings

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

HSS Hire is expanding its use of newly launched tyre pressure management system (TPMS) Wheely-Safe Light across 250 vans after seeing improved fuel economy and reduced tyre wear during a four-month trial.

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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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ChargedEV help Auto Windscreens electrify with vehicle charging point roll-out

ChargedEV help Auto Windscreens electrify with vehicle charging point roll-out

10th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Auto Windscreens, working with ChargedEV, has become the first UK provider of vehicle glass repairs and replacements to introduce electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its network.

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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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General Tire to supply 4×4 tyres to Guernsey Airport operations vehicles

3rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Martins Tyre Company in Guernsey is now supplying the island’s airport with General Tire’s Grabber GT tyres for its operations vehicles. The airport was supplied previously with tyres from a well-known American 4x4 brand. General 4x4, car and van tyres are distributed in the UK by Micheldever Tyre Services.

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Chancellor’s tax relief for cleanest vans requires further detail – KPMG

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The chancellor of the exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has announced a reduction in tax for the cleanest vans in his Spring Statement. Introducing the measure, he said the government wanted to “help the great British white van driver go green.” Analyst KPMG responded that more detail is needed to allow vehicle manufacturers to develop products to take advantage of the tax reduction.

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Bridgestone to supply Blizzak W810 winter tyre to Ocado van fleet year-round

Bridgestone to supply Blizzak W810 winter tyre to Ocado van fleet year-round

1st March 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has signed a tyre partnership with online supermarket Ocado. The manufacturer will supply its home delivery fleet, encompassing more than 1,500 Mercedes Sprinter vans, with the Blizzak W810, which will stay on each vehicle all year round following rigorous internal testing. It is Bridgestone’s biggest UK van tyre fleet win to date.

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