NFT Distribution is to fit low rolling resistance tyres across its fleet of 430 tractor units and 550 trailers. The operator has used Bandvulc tyres since 2010 and after extensive trials has become the first fleet to adopt Bandvulc’s new Dynamic tyre range, complemented by new low rolling resistance tyre brands on the steer axles. Although the expected fuel savings have not been revealed, testing of the Dynamic tyre indicated they could be up to 10% more fuel efficient. David Seaton, NFT’s […]
Bandvulc MD Patrick O’Connel (pictured, main) has stepped down to spend more time with parent company Continental, which bought the Devon-based tyre retreader last year.
Commercial vehicles have “a very big role” to play in reducing road transport carbon emissions in the future, according to the head of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP). Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk after an event this week (29 January) marking the tenth anniversary of the public-private partnership, LCVP MD Andy Eastlake said both light and heavy commercial vehicles would play their parts in cutting emissions. To his end, LCVP is currently working on the development of a strategy to encourage […]
Michael Conroy has a bounce in his step as he shows MT a series of wall-mounted photos of the network’s development in Fradley before its move to Callister Way, its current home, in 2009.