Bridgestone has announced that the TomTom Telematics’ company name will become Webfleet Solutions as of 1 October 2019. The move follows the acquisition of TomTom Telematics by Bridgestone Europe on 1 April. Bridgestone explained that the acquisition of TomTom Telematics was motivated by its ambition to strengthen its digital capabilities as part of its ongoing transformation from a premium tyre producer into a mobility solutions leader. It has also reinforced Bridgestone’s footprint in data-based solutions, the company said. The newly-named […]
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 […]
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.
Tyre maker Bridgestone has become the first commercial organisation to financially back the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS). The partnership agreement will enable the FTA, which manages the scheme, to develop a series of annual low carbon awards and a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the business benefits for operators who join the scheme. As part of the agreement, Bridgestone will sponsor an LCRS fuel efficiency award at the FTA’s annual logistics carbon reduction conference in May 2013. Rachael […]