Tag: fleets

LeasePlan UK confirms two new appointments to UK managing board

30th July 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Bandvulc Group wins John Lewis Partnership fleet management contract

Bandvulc Group wins John Lewis Partnership fleet management contract

23rd February 2018 |

Bandvulc has secured a three-year contract to provide fleet maintenance services to keep John Lewis Partnership vehicles on the road 24/7, 365 days a year. The fleet service provider states that its retention of the blue-chip contract until October 2020 came following a lengthy and complex tender process last year. Bandvulc will provide support for the John Lewis and Waitrose fleet from its call centre in Devon. Its BVPlus+ fleet management contracts service more than two-thirds of the UK’s supermarket activity.

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Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

21st February 2018 |

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

9th November 2017 |

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

8th November 2017 |

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

2nd November 2017 |

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

1st November 2017 |

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

31st October 2017 |

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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