Goodyear has supplied Kmax Gen-2 steer and drive axle tyres for a vehicle billed as the world’s first fully-electric 40-tonne tractor unit boasting 900-kilowatt hours (kWh) of battery capacity. The Futuricum-made truck has been in daily use with Swiss logistics firm Galliker Transport AG since October 2021.
Temperature-sensitive goods transport fleet Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co has signed a Goodyear Total Mobility fleet management contract. The partnership comprises the tyre manufacturer’s latest generation of fuel-efficient tyres, launched earlier in 2019, predictive digital solutions and the support of the pan-European service network TruckForce. “Punctuality and uptime are key in our operations. Particularly in the case of temperature-controlled transportation, any downtime of a vehicle may entail significant follow-up costs.” says Christopher Steyer, head of fleet and project management at Meyer Logistik.
Goodyear Tyres has secured a new five-year partnership with Reynolds Logistics. The family-owned bulk logistics company specialises in the haulage of liquid products, distributing fuels and hazardous goods throughout the UK and Europe. Goodyear will supply the firm with its comprehensive Goodyear Total Mobility offering, including Kmax Gen-2 and Kmax T tyres for trucks, trailers and tankers in the Reynolds Logistics fleet.
Some of Europe’s best truck drivers will gather at the Goodyear proving grounds in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg on September 28 and 29, 2019. They will compete in the 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final. With the event, DAF states it is promoting the skilled and demanding profession supported by its partners Goodyear and Dekra. In total more than 1000 candidates from 30 countries across Europe and beyond registered to compete in the national competitions from March to September.
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 […]
The first sizes in two Goodyear tyre lines for smaller trucks come to market this month. The Kmax S steer axle and Kmax D drive axle tyres are being rolled out in a total of 20 dimensions for 17.5-inch and 19.5-inch rim diameters, and Goodyear says the new products offer strong traction, excellent steering characteristics, high mileage and robustness.
Rotterdam based ship components supplier Estron Transport’s modern fleet of 280 tautliner trailers are fitted with Goodyear Kmax T trailer tyres in size 385/65R22.5 and 10 tractor units. The firm operates a daily service between Benelux, the UK and Germany, primarily the just-in-time delivery of parts for ships, and as befits such an organisation it is at the forefront of the use of logistics technology; Goodyear, which has supplied the company for more than 15 years, including its FleetOnlineSolutions (FOS) tyre management system since 2006, states efficient tyre management is an essential part of Estron’s real-time planning process, supported by a track and trace system, ensuring minimum downtime for vehicles and reduced administration.
Goodyear has announced the introduction of a new High Load version of its Fuelmax T trailer tyre. The HL 385/65R22.5 Fuelmax T is engineered for axle loads of up to 10 tonnes, meeting the increasing demand for such tyres as more European countries adopt higher vehicle weights. Like two other sizes of the trailer tyre, the new size achieves the highest A grade in fuel efficiency on the EU tyre label.
Renault Trucks has signed an original equipment deal for Goodyear’s Kmax and Fuelmax tyres. The tyres will be fitted to the latest Renault commercial vehicles, comprising the Renault Trucks Long Distance range and the Renault Trucks Distribution range, both of which feature the latest low-emission Euro 6 engines. The manufacturer recently won a lucrative deal […]
Goodyear Dunlop has won the contract to supply tyres to Eddie Stobart, the UK’s largest haulage fleet. The five-year contract, which took effect at the start of August, sees Goodyear Dunlop supply new tyres largely based around the company’s latest generation Kmax product offering to Stobarts and will be service by the Truck Force network.