Family-run haulier FG Bond & Son has specified Michelin X Line Energy tyres as original equipment on its new Volvo FH 500, having been hugely impressed with the fuel savings the same tyres have delivered in the past. The Wiltshire-based business is taking advantage of the sustainability benefits of Michelin’s most fuel-efficient truck tyres, after it found the fitments to unlock a one mpg advantage in fuel efficiency compared to a competitor brand it had been running on the front axle of another truck.
East Lothian-based Hamilton Waste & Recycling is opting for Wheely-Safe’s technology across its 35-strong truck fleet, having experienced first-hand the perilous dangers of wheel loss. The recycling and waste management business aims to eliminate any risk of human-error by installing the system, following a successful trial. The move to protect its fleet follows an incident a few years ago that left a lasting impact on the business.
Bridgestone has launched Fleetcare, the tyre manufacturer’s integrated tyre and fleet management solution. The new solution represents an evolution of Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Care, combining Bridgestone tyres and tyre management solutions with fleet management solutions from Webfleet. Bridgestone says Fleetcare offers a “complete package” of efficiency tools targeting the reduction of total cost of ownership from a single mobility partner.
A-Star Transport has already saved itself a potentially costly breakdown since protecting its fleet of coaches and buses with Wheely-Safe’s latest generation technology. The Telford-based operator has fitted Wheely-Safe’s wheel loss and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to its vehicles, having been impressed with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the product.
Wrexham-based haulage firm BJ Clarke is reaping the benefits of Michelin’s accidental tyre damage guarantee following a recent incident which totally wiped out two of its trailer tyres. James Clarke, Director at BJ Clarke and son of owners Brian and Nancy, says: “One of our trucks rolled over a girder that was sticking out near the roadside, at no fault of the driver, completely taking out two of the trailer’s tyres on one side. Usually, we would have been looking at a replacement bill of roughly £900 but thanks to the tyre guarantee we got 75 per cent of that paid back to us, to help fund the new tyres.”
Bridgestone’s telematics solutions provider, Webfleet Solutions will present the first global edition of the annual Webfleet Mobility Conference online on 26 April 2022. Titled ‘Mobility 2032: Are you ready?’, fleet and mobility experts will share insights and best practices to equip fleet decision-makers and business leaders with knowledge, inspiration and practical tools to design the fleets of tomorrow.
Kitchen products supplier Waterline is in the process of rolling out Wheely-Safe technology across its commercial vehicle fleet. Eager to improve the safety and compliance of its operation, the business is fitting 29 Volvo FL delivery trucks with Wheely-Safe’s latest generation wheel loss and tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Waterline was introduced to the technology by its tyre supplier, Three Counties Tyre Services.
Easingwold-based business Coast-to-Coast Recycling has just replaced its first set of 600/70 R30 Michelin RoadBibs, that were fitted on a JCB Fastrac 4220, having recorded over 60,000 miles transporting waste to and from various sites across North Yorkshire. This is more than double the mileage of the previous tyre brand fitment.
Kier Highways Solutions is the latest company to embrace Wheely-Safe technology for its transport fleet. The technology is being rolled out across the company’s 25-strong commercial vehicle and trailer fleet, having impressed the business with the system’s flexibility and ease of use.
Bridgestone has published a series of free, downloadable e-books designed to inflate commercial fleet operators’ tyre knowledge. The tyre and mobility solutions supplier has also developed a digital information hub from which to provide insights and tips about tyre maintenance and best practice advice. The Keeping You on the Road e-guides cover a number of common topics including the core functions of tyres; tyre care and maintenance and tyre components and their markings.
Joseph Ash Galvanizing is rolling out Wheely-Safe’s intelligent TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) across its entire commercial vehicle fleet. In total, Joseph Ash will fit 102 systems onto 35 DAF and Scania trucks as well as 72 trailers it uses to deliver products to a wide customer base across the UK.
After 19 years with the company, Greg Ward’s time as Bridgestone as commercial sales director UK & Ireland has come to an end. Ward revealed the news in a social media post dated 28 January 2022 and Tyres & Accessories understands that he has now completed his last day with the premium brand tyre manufacturer. Prior to joining Bridgestone nearly two decades ago, Greg Ward had experience elsewhere in the tyre and automotive business, including at National Tyres. Details of where the highly-experienced commercial vehicle tyre specialist is headed next have not been confirmed.
Marathon Warehouse Distribution have made another significant investment in further enhancing their frequent same day logistics capability to motor factors with the delivery of a new fleet of Citroen Dispatch XL vans across their network of Regional Distribution Service Centres.
Michelin has secured a new three-year Effitires contract to supply, fit and manage the tyres across the Fred Sherwood Group’s entire HGV fleet – totalling in excess of 650 trucks and trailers. The deal includes Fred Sherwood Transport, Bulk Freight, KJ Transport and George Varney Bulk Services – marking a return to a 100 per cent Michelin policy for the Group, following several years of running a rival manufacturer’s tyres.
Services provided by location data platform Here Technologies are being integrated into the Goodyear Total Mobility one-stop fleet management solution. Goodyear says that by combining its solution with Here’s services, fleets can benefit from a fully customisable suite of vehicle-to-fleet operation management tools that will minimise vehicle downtime.