Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone assisted more than 35,000 stranded operators at the roadside in 2015 through its roadside assistance network. Bridgestone Partner, made up of a network of tyre dealers, also reduced its average response time by four minutes to 62 minutes between the first phone call and a partner arriving on the scene. It said the average time it then took to get the commercial vehicle operator back on the road was 51 minutes, meaning customers were generally back on […]
It is now five years since the credit crunch plunged Europe into deep recession. MT editor Steve Hobson went to Michelin HQ in Clermont-Ferrand to find out how the super-premium tyre maker is weathering the storm.
Birmingham vehicle operator Steve Benton Transport has signed a five-year deal with Goodyear for the provision of its Kmax (high mileage) and TreadMax (retread) tyres.
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 […]