The world's largest transit agency has awarded a vehicle lift contract for 570 mobile columns to Rotary Lift. The manufacturer delivered the first set of lifts and provided training this week.
The American based transit agency conducted an exhaustive trial of the Rotary Lift mobile column lift side by side with two of its toughest competitors over 90 days, with testing taking place under real-world conditions at two different transit facilities that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the end of the gruelling test period, the Rotary column lifts came out on top and was chosen for its easy operation, superior performance, low user cost and low maintenance costs over time.
Chinese manufacturer Techking has announced that, after stringent testing, Terex Demag Germany has officially approved the Techking 445/95R25 (16.00R25) 174F ETGC tyre size for its all terrain mobile cranes.
Nationwide has launched a new website, www.nationwiderepairs.co.uk, covering information on its Repair Centres, Mobile Repairs, Motorglass, Fast Fit + and Accident Management services. The site includes an online estimating system for light vehicle damage, which allows visitors to upload pictures of their damage. Nationwide also retained one of the old site’s features; progress tracking on vehicles repaired in one of its 63 Repair Centres.
Mobile tyre fitting service TyresontheDrive.com, a business established last year by former Michelin manager Dominic Clark, is said to be growing at a rate of 20 per cent per month. To support its expansion plans, the company is now integrating the tyre industry dedicated Cameo, Workshop Scheduler and MIDaS technologies from Cam Systems into its existing bespoke systems; according to Cam Systems these new additions will provide a more structured and stable back office that will deliver immediate efficiencies and time-saving benefits.
Bridgestone Motorsport has held its inaugural Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, next to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where MotoGP’s Indianapolis Grand Prix takes place this weekend. Four golfing teams led by NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards, Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Andrea Dovizioso, CAME IodaRacing project’s Danilo Petrucci and James Ellison from Paul Bird Motorsport, all headed out to the driving range and then onto the course for a three-hole golfing contest.
Rotary Lift are the forefront again, not only when it comes to lift technology but also now with customer comunications, keeping everyone 'in the know' when it comes to lift technolgy, vital technical information and business and market news.
Tyre pressure monitoring system technology provider Advantage PressurePro and Alliance Wireless Technologies, manufacturer of mobile rear vision camera systems and wireless communications products, have announced a new partnership agreement. The companies, who have worked together since 2009 as integration partners on Advance Wireless’ Vivid units, have formed a new relationship to bring PressurePro’s stand alone TPMS units to the waste and commercial markets.
Michelin is right chuffed that three of its apps have appeared on the list of the best App Store applications for 2011. The three to make the list are ViaMichelin Mobile in the navigation category for iPhone, Restaurants in the Michelin guide France in the lifestyle category for iPhone and the MichelinFrance map in the navigation category for iPad. In 2011, a total of 1,400,000 Michelin applications were downloaded from the App Store.
National Fleet has won the contract to provide fleet services to Venson Automotive Solutions. The contract will cover over 6000 vehicles which provide services to a number of public, private and not-for-profit organisations.
National Fleet reports that it will provide tyre supply and fast-fit solutions for the Venson vehicles via National’s network of over 210 branches nationwide with support from National Fleet’s mobile fitting units.
Wrightington’s One Stop Hire, the largest independent tool and equipment hirer in the North West, has appointed ATS Euromaster to service tyres across the firm’s fleet of 30 light commercial vehicles and eight company cars. Steve Hitchen, managing director of One Stop Hire, says: “Our own business is modelled around being able to provide a one-stop-shop service to our customers, and that’s exactly what we need from a tyre service provider. ATS Euromaster has the expertise to supply and fit tyres for both our cars and light commercials – and can carry out the work in the most convenient locations.
Event Tyres has expressed is honour at winning the Honest John Outstanding Achievement Award for the UK motor trade’s most consistently endorsed company by their readers. Honest John writes a weekly motoring advice column in the Daily Telegraph and since 1995, combined with his website, has answered a staggering 500,000 letters and emails from motorists with all kinds of motoring problems and conundrums.
At the recent CV show, leading vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil Koni launched a unique, 'no quibble' scrappage scheme for commercial vehicle lifts. Under the scheme, users can replace any of their old commercial vehicle lifting equipment and receive a guaranteed minimum of £3,000 in part exchange against a new set of lifts. Applicable to the UK mainland, the Stertil Koni Scrappage Scheme allowance covers all part-exchanges of commercial vehicle lifts (regardless of make, age or condition), when purchasing a model from the company's range of cabled (ST1082S) or wireless (ST1082FWF) hydraulic mobile column lifts.
Best Buy Tyres has launched a free mobile tyre fitting service operating out of three Merityre branches in Purley, Thame and Bagshot. The online tyre shop has fitting options at 450 centres in the UK and Ireland and the e-Commerce retailer says it plans to expand the mobile service across more branches in the coming months.
Garage equipment specialists the Trade Group has launched a new range of Trademaster scissor lifts. These have been specially selected to provide a wide range of choices for Class IV, VII and V light MOT installations as well as general service work. They permit the most effective use of garage workshop floor area by allowing the minimum permissible overall bay width to be used.