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.
Kermit the Frog may have been amongst the first to ponder the difficulties of being green, but it’s a dilemma now shared by a transportation industry operating in an environment that places sustainability high on the agenda. Tyres have a role to play when it comes to achieving Europe’s lofty targets, and Goodyear points out that the fuel and CO2 efficiency gain achievable with low emission tyres and accurate tyre pressure management is equal to the gain by using more efficient engine technology. The tyre maker has a new truck range that it promises will deliver fuel efficiency on all manner of roads; it launched the Goodyear Fuelmax Endurance via an online presentation this morning.
In March, the rapid spread of COVID-19 began to drastically impact almost all industries across Europe. Some had to accelerate production to address a sudden spike in demand while others cut back production in response to declining demand and as a means of limiting the further spread of the virus.
Girteka Logistics has chosen Goodyear as its main tyre partner for the 4,000 trucks and 4,300 trailers it operates on its pan-European freight services. Under this partnership, Goodyear tyres will be supplied to cover 80 per cent of the fleet’s requirements. Girteka operates two and three axle tractor units and mainly refrigerated tri-axle trailers, along with a growing number of tilt trailers.
Increased permissible weights for commercial vehicles in Europe is driving demand for high load truck tyres, and in response Goodyear has launched new mould cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres. The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5.
Mobile device users can now access Goodyear’s web-based eCasing commercial vehicle tyre retreading management system. A new app, eCasing Mobile, is being progressively introduced throughout Europe and supports all Goodyear retread business options. Available in Android and iOS versions, the app is a further enhancement of Goodyear’s eBusiness B2B platform, myway. While accreditation from Goodyear is required to use the free app, all existing eCasing users automatically receive immediate access.
Boris Stevanovic, marketing director for commercial vehicle tyres at Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe (EMEA) until the end of last year, has taken on a new role in his home country. On 1 September he began as director of Goodyear Dunlop Tires France’s Commercial product business unit. Day-to-day, Stevanovic will report to Jan-Piet Huylebroeck, sales director truck tyres at Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.