Eco haulier Howard Tenens, which has pioneered a range of low carbon technologies including gas powered trucks, has completed a trial with Bridgestone proving the financial and environmental benefits of low rolling resistance tyres. The privately owned logistics company tested Bridgestone’s Ecopia HS1 (steer) and HD1 (drive) products against its conventional R-Steer and M729 (drive) 315/80R22.5 tyres for 134 days. The green tyres used 2.11% less fuel, due to Bridgestone’s NanoPro-Tech compound which reduces energy loss in the top compound […]
Elddis has put another ten Euro-5 new Actros trucks into operation.
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 […]