Goodyear Proactive Solutions, the vehicle-to-fleet operations management system, has reduced Reynolds tyre costs by 25%”.
The Waltham Cross-based distributor hoped the Goodyear system would help to mitigate against rising costs on its 234-vehicle fleet.
Reynolds was introduced to Goodyear Proactive Solutions when it was researching options for reducing the miles-per-gallon on the trunking fleet and cut down its overall tyre costs.
Reynolds’ head of fleet support Steve White said: “We had highlighted that a major concern was tyre issues on the double-deck trailers, with blow outs and constant tread damage caused by low tyre pressure.
“Since introducing Goodyear Proactive Solutions, we experienced fewer tyre punctures and tread damage, seen a 25% reduction in tyre costs on our double-deck trailers and recorded a significant improvement in roadside tyre issues.
“Although improved miles per gallon was hard to define, the technology highlighted a number of issues around maintenance and tyre management, which is an important consideration for any fleet manager.
“We’ve certainly benefitted from using Goodyear Proactive Solutions and the feedback has been positive.
"For us, it is the ideal support for the front line trunking fleet and would recommend it, especially on double-deck trailers.”
Goodyear designed and developed Proactive Solutions with commercial fleet operators with the aim of increasing fleet efficiency by avoiding up to 75% of tyre-related breakdowns.
The system claims to reduce the total cost of operations by cutting fuel costs up to £300 per vehicle, per month and decreasing tyre maintenance costs by up to 70%.
It also claims to improve a vehicle’s carbon footprint by using about 10% less fuel.