Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Continental at Road Transport Expo
Continental Fleet efficiency will be tak¡ng centre stage at Road Transport Expo 2022.
Continental to Focus on Fleet Efficiency
Continental is putting sustainability and digitalisation at the top of the agenda for the inaugural Road Transport Expo 2022, as it aims to help visitors to increase the efficiency of their fleets.
New for 2022, the Stoneleigh-hosted and commercial vehicle-focused Road Transport Expo will run from 30th June to 2nd July, with all road haulage divisions represented. With a major emphasis placed on HGVs at the event, Continental and retreading specialists, Bandvulc, will demonstrate how operators can do their bit for the environment and reduce costs by optimising their tyre management processes.
Tyres can play an important role in fleet sustainability by reducing fuel consumption and vehicle CO2 emissions. Continental can support customers to optimise their choice of rubber to balance low rolling resistance with enduring reliability and performance. This helps to maximise overall sustainability throughout the lifetime of the tyre. Fleet operators can also opt for Bandvulc and ContiRe retread tyres, which require up to 70 per cent less resource in the manufacturing process when compared to new tyre production.
The digitalisation of tyre management is also key to delivering real world efficiency gains for fleets of all sizes. Technological innovations, such as Continental’s tyre pressure monitoring system ContiPressureCheck and recently updated tyre management platform ContiConnect 2.0, can provide operators with real-time condition data and precise longevity forecasting. This data can allow technicians to remove much of the unpredictability associated with tyre maintenance and more effectively co-ordinate workshop activity to minimise downtime.
Continental will have a broad selection of their new and retread tyres on display over the three-day event, including examples from the Conti EcoRegional, Conti CrossTrac and ContiRe retread ranges. Bandvulc will also have their BDY3 and BVC construction tyres and specialist Tankmaster tyre on display. The show will also play host to the launch of an all-new Bandvulc product.
Specialists from the Continental Digital Solutions team will be on hand to provide demonstrations of the new ContiConnect 2.0 tyre pressure management platform and answer any questions about its tyre pressure monitoring system, ContiPressureCheck. Additionally, attendees can learn more about the value that Continental’s fleet management programme, Conti360° Solutions, can add to fleet operators.
Peter Robb, Marketing Director at Continental Tyres, said: “Road Transport Expo provides us with an exciting opportunity to share our advice, guidance and expertise with the UK’s diverse array of truck users. As costs for hauliers continue to spiral, it’s important that businesses are aware of the steps they can take to make their vehicles as efficient as possible on the road, while also reducing preventable maintenance.
“We know that companies are also mindful of their environmental footprint, both for the need of our planet but also the advantage that it can bring to business. By using new and retreaded Continental-family tyres, operators can make a simple but effective step towards a greener fleet.”
To find out more about the Road Transport Expo 2022 and to register to attend, visit https://roadtransportexpo.co.uk/rtx2022/en/page/home.