Health and safety gone mad! This refrain of outrage, often served together with a pint or three, is a staple UK gripe. But such tabloid-fuelled indignation is based upon a truth that benefits us all: HSE regulations ensure our workplaces are amongst the safest in the world. This aim to minimise potential danger is driving UK demand for a solution from Goodyear that offers the additional advantage of substantial cost savings.
Goodyear will feature its flagship products and solutions for construction fleets at the 2019 Bauma exhibition in Munich (8-14 April 2019). These will include the recently-announced Goodyear Omnitrac mixed service tyre range, which makes its exhibition debut at the show. The manufacturer will also showcase its Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty, EMTrack tyre management system and the TL-4A OTR tyre. The manufacturer will be on Stand 224 in Hall A6 at the Messe München.
Goodyear Proactive Solutions has helped a leading UK fresh food fleet reduce its tyre costs by almost 25 per cent. Reynolds, which is based in Waltham Cross, London, was keen to sign up to the system to help it mitigate against rising costs on its 234-vehicle fleet, which includes 19 trailers, local and regional haulage plus some logistic deliveries.
Six months into his relatively new role as Goodyear UK’s commercial sales general manager, Tyres & Accessories set down with David Howe in order to find out more about Goodyear’s latest truck tyre products and technology.
Howe comes from a consumer/car tyre background and also brings with him significant experience of the car fleet channel. Bearing in mind Goodyear’s particular recent success with commercial vehicle fleets, it is perhaps the fleet experience that is most transferable to Howe’s new role.
Responding to the digital transformation in the Off-the-Road (OTR) vehicle and equipment industry, on 23 April Goodyear introduced two new digital innovations to help OTR fleets reduce their total cost of ownership at the Intermat show in Paris.
A new flagship customer has signed up to Goodyear Proactive Solutions in Europe. Hoyer Mineralöl-Logistik, based in Germany and part of the Hoyer Group, has chosen Goodyear Proactive Solutions to track the tyre condition of its dangerous goods transport fleet in real time.
Commercial fleets face a future that presents them with both opportunities and challenges. The growth of online shopping is bringing down the number of bulk deliveries made and requires more refined logistics solutions, autonomous vehicles will soon be an inescapable reality, while the approach of 5G connectivity is opening up new horizons for connectivity and experiential learning. The future also offers opportunities and revenue growth potential within the fleet management market, an industry said to be currently worth US$10.5 billion a year. At the launch of a new pan-European fleet business in November, Jean-Claude Kihn, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region president at Goodyear Tire & Rubber, stated that the company was prepared for this future and looking forward to it.
Santa Claus may have cornered the market on knowing if you’ve been naughty or nice, but Goodyear is confident it can predict the problems a commercial vehicle fleet will face in future. The company yesterday shared how it can identify, and also offer solutions to, these problems at the launch of a new pan-European business.