Tructyre is introducing 80 new truck service vans to its fleet as part of a program of investment designed to meet ongoing demand. As a 100 per cent mobile tyre service provider, Tructyre operates more than 350 commercial tyre fitting vans, and these new vehicles will soon be distributed across the country.
From November, Tructyre managing director Nick Harley will become MD of all Euromaster Group companies in the UK. Reporting to Benoit Hubert, Harley will be responsible for both ATS Euromaster and Tructyre. Vitor Silva, the current MD of ATS, will take on the role of chief performance officer for Euromaster Group and be based in France.
Tructyre founder Glenn Sherwood is the new Chief Growth Officer at Vaculug. In this role, he will be responsible for the firm’s new growth initiatives both on the fleet side as well as the technology and product side of the business.
AMP Clean Energy is a distributed energy company which develops, funds and runs low carbon heat and power solutions including biomass heat installations and flexible energy plants. The company has announced that it is switching its commercial vehicle fleet to a full Michelin tyre policy, to reduce downtime and boost the sustainability of its operation.
Following the news that Goodyear has retained the UK police fleet tyre contract, Tyres & Accessories contacted Crown Commercial Services in order to confirm which other tyre firms have succeeded in winning their part of the two government tyre supply contracts which together are worth an estimated £200 million.
Multi-brand commercial fleet specialist Tructyre is part of the global Michelin group and Euromaster family. As is the case for many companies, Tructyre has found the past 12 months challenging, and it has focused on managing the impacts of the pandemic and helping to keep customers moving throughout the crisis.
It is often said that this is the busiest week of the year for the nation’s firefighters. While 5 November 2020 looks likely to be an outlier in this regard thanks to the new national restrictions to counter rising Covid-19 infections, there’s no more appropriate time of year to follow up our previous looks at the tyre demands of police forces with a similar analysis of the fire service. T&A made Freedom of Information requests to the largest, by number of full-time firefighters, UK fire services earlier in 2020, asking for such data as: tyres bought and replaced, the fleet size and vehicle parc, minimum tread depth at change, and whether tyres were regrooved and/or retreaded. The latter is probably the easiest question to answer, as eight fire services told T&A that they do not retread their tyres versus zero who do.
It’s two years since Michelin began merging the Tructyre commercial vehicle tyre and service business it acquired in 2017 with its ATS Euromaster heavy tyre operation. Tructyre reports it is now in the process of removing the ATS logo from its service vans and other branded items in order to create a more unique brand identity. In future, the ATS moniker will only be used in the UK by the Michelin-owned car and van tyre and service specialist, ATS Euromaster.
Last October, Tructyre ATS announced plans to create a new nationwide tyre management specialist with the merger of Tructyre and ATS Euromaster’s heavy tyre operation. The company says that after “eight months of hard work” it has completed this transition.
ATS Euromaster has renewed its ISO 9001 certification for the 27th consecutive year. The renewal means the national tyre and vehicle maintenance provider has consistently met the highest award for quality management since 1992.
When Michelin acquired truck tyre supplier and service provider Tructyre almost a year ago, it gained one of the UK’s most successful independent commercial vehicle tyre management groups. It now intends to evolve this asset into Britain’s largest national heavy tyre business by merging Tructyre with the heavy tyre operation currently belonging to ATS Euromaster.
Commercial tyre management specialist Tructyre Fleet Management, has adopted an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack, an Inseego company, which will be used to help monitor and improve driver behaviour and fleet productivity. Tructyre will use the web-based vehicle tracking system across a fleet of more than 150 vans and HGVs to achieve greater visibility across the company’s UK operation. It will also be used alongside integrated driver communication, fleet management and reporting tools. This should increase staff engagement, gain operational control and realise added performance insight, the company states.
Tructyre chief executive officer Glenn Sherwood has announced the launch of Tyrewatch, a predictive tyre management system the company states can “prevent 95 per cent of tyre related breakdowns”, from The Satellite Applications Catapult in Harlow, near Oxford, an organisation which has assisted the project in implementing satellite communications connectivity. The new system for fleets, three-plus years in development for its initial phase, combines tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) with increased and continuous cellular and satellite connectivity and artificial intelligence to provide automated analysis of fleets’ tyres. The system works by connecting sensors continuously monitoring tyre pressure, temperature, vehicle speed and GPS location to TyreWatch’s servers, which in turn alerts drivers, fleet managers, and tyre servicing providers where action should be taken. All of this results in a trio of potential benefits: economic, safety, and a step towards autonomy for logistics vehicles.