Dawsonrentals has signed an exclusive four-year deal with truck tyre retreader Bandvulc. Under the terms of the deal, Bandvulc will collect tyres from Dawsonrentals’ 11,000 strong truck and trailer fleet and retreading them as needed. The partners have worked together for a number of years but chose to formalise the relationship. Peter Snowden, engineering director of the Dawsonrentals operation, said: “Our central maintenance team will remain in control of which tyres are removed from our vehicles, and Bandvulc will then […]
As the world’s largest new tyre manufacturer, turning over $28bn (£22bn) a year, it might seem surprising that Bridgestone also has a significant retread operation. It purchased global cold cure retread franchise Bandag, largely for its huge US operation, and acquired UK hot cure specialist Bulldog in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The fortunes of truck tyre retreaders have waxed and waned in the past decade as a period of high prices and shortages of new tyres prior to 2011 has since been […]
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris, Ashleigh and Chris chat about the cost of congestion on the UK’s roads, as two studies named the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. And are HGVs to blame for the nation’s pothole-riddled roads?