Goodyear Tyres’ TruckForce Network Opens New Southampton Hub

Goodyear has announced the opening of a new operational base in Southampton for its 24-hour commercial support network, TruckForce.

Southampton the Location for New Goodyear TruckForce Base

The TruckForce network is made up of a combination of Goodyear Dunlop equity-owned Hubs and independent service providers, offering truck tyre servicing and breakdown assistance throughout the UK.

With strong road, rail, sea and air travel links, Southampton is a hot-bed of commercial traffic and therefore was a suitable location for TruckForce to establish a base of operations.

The new Hub will service a various businesses and meet a variety of specialist fleet requirements. For instance, technicians will provide support for hazardous and dangerous goods carriers such as Hoyer and Suttons, critical-time operators such as DPD and vehicle-movers such as ECM and BCA.

Servicing vehicles in the Southampton, Portsmouth, Andover and Salisbury areas, the new operation will open with six vans and technicians, with plans to expand this department in the coming months. By 2019, the service will have extended to also cover Brighton, Bournemouth and Poole.

Chris Suttle, TruckForce Regional Manager, comments: TruckForce’s success hinges on having the right people and providing the best service and assets for our customers. Our new location in Southampton is an exciting embodiment of the success and growth that we have achieved to date, and we are immensely proud of the journey that we have been on so far.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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