Leading tyre brands Bridgestone and Goodyear have introduced new products designed to cut costs for CV operators. Bridgestone officially launched its new fuel efficient R-STEER 001 and R-DRIVE 001 tyres at a series of dealer roadshows, which also featured input from Bridgestone’s long term customer Ryder, reinforcing the message that by working in partnership both the operator and tyre supplier benefit. Both new tyres, which will ultimately replace the highly successful R297 and M729, have been developed in response to […]
Goodyear has launched Proactive Solutions, a fleet management service that builds on is Fleet Online Solution for tyre management which has been around 10 years and covers over 350,000 vehicles in Europe. The services offered fall into two broad families, Proactive Tyre and Proactive Fleet, which includes two options Driver Behaviour and Track & Trace to reduce fuel consumption and improve safety. But Goodyear Proactive Solutions (GPS) can be almost whatever the customer needs it to be to improve vehicle […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) says it has invested more than £1m in a new shared-user site at Rugby, to serve as an NDC for Continental Tyre Group. The new 212,000ft² facility, located in Prologis Central Park just off J1 of the M6, will also store products from fellow ND customer Bridgestone UK, which currently occupies around 60% of the available capacity. ND has worked with Continental since 2006 and handles storage and distribution of tyres to retailers and fitters throughout the […]
County Dublin family-run haulier Dixon International has switched to Michelin X Line Energy tyres across its 110-strong truck fleet after a trial revealed significant fuel savings. Us of the X Line tyres in a six month trial involving six tractive units on international work demonstrated an average 5.2% fuel saving.