Fred Sherwood reduces downtime with tyre management programme

Fred Sherwood Group has reported significant reductions in vehicle downtime since selecting Vacu-Lug to manage its fleet tyre requirements.

Starting from June 2016, the contract covers tyre supply and tyre management for all the transport companies within The Fred Sherwood Group, including Bulk Freight (Midlands), F. Sherwood & Sons (Shepshed), George Varney (Bulk Services) and KJ Transport.

“In just four months we have seen improvements in incident response and job turn-around times” said director Justin Sherwood.

Fred Sherwood switched to Vacu-Lug because the company required a comprehensive fleet tyre management service which could cover its diverse vehicle range; including bulk tippers, walking floor trailers, general haulage artics and rigid vehicles.

Accordingly, the web-based VMS (Vacu-Lug Management System) from Vacu-Lug provides The Fred Sherwood Group with full, uninterrupted access to all tyre-related activities across each of its transport businesses.

The company is also supported by Vacu-Lug’s fleet operations department which provides assistance on all aspects of tyre management from compliancy through to fitment queries.

“Vacu-Lug’s Tyre Rescue is also proving to be an asset” added Sherwood.

“It operates nationwide and provides immediate response around the clock with every job allocation and completion being confirmed by email. It’s fast and efficient and helps to keep our vehicles moving.”

Dave Alsop, Vacu-Lug’s fleet sales director, added: “We are thrilled The Fred Sherwood Group has appointed us to look after its tyre requirements. Keeping costs down whilst ensuring compliance and tyre safety is integral to what we do. Our VMS system can deliver real benefits to our customers, who not only have the support of VMS but the backing of our dedicated contract managers and our nationwide service partners too.”

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