Bridgestone has opened a training and assessment centre at the Horiba Mira testing ground near Nuneaton to improve and accredit the skills of tyre technicians. While training courses and assessments will be chargeable, Bridgestone sales and marketing director – North Europe region John Folliss said the new centre represented a significant investment for the company and wider tyre industry. “It will not benefit us – the aim is to increase the service levels provided to fleets,” he said. “The industry […]
At the CV Show 2014, contract hire and rental giant Ryder announced it was renewing a five year tyre supply contract with Bridgestone, covering most of its fleet of 25,000 vans, trucks and trailers. Ryder has exclusively used Bridgestone rubber for over 20 years, but 2014 was a watershed in the two companies’ relationship, which became a true partnership rather than just a long term supply agreement.
Armadale, West Lothian vehicle operator Drummond Distribution has brought into service three new trailers in Hankook livery. The family-run transport business, which has worked with the premium tyre manufacturer for over 12 years so, provides it with a next-day delivery service, collecting product from Hankook’s Daventry warehouse and delivering to customers right across Scotland. Hankook Tyre UK MD Tony Lee said the distribution firm had “always provided an excellent service” and added that the new curtainsided vehicles looked “fantastic”.
Goodyear claims fleets of 50 trucks or more could save £210,000 in fuel costs annually by using its recently launched Fuelmax fuel efficient truck tyre.