As part of its breakdown coverage via its Total Mobility programme, TruckForce is part of Goodyear’s international service network. In Europe, there are 2,000 locations across Europe, which all offer 24/7 – 365 day service to customers. Known as ServiceLine24, Goodyear’s specialist emergency service is designed to get you back on the road as soon as possible. With this service, on average, trucks get moving again within 2 hours.
We wanted to know how UK fleets could benefit from Goodyear’s wide-ranging digital software solutions. Of its Total Mobility offer, David Anckaert, Vice President, Goodyear Commercial Europe argues, “Every fleet is unique, so we work side-by-side with our customers to cater to their specific needs, challenges and situations depending on the size of their fleet, field of operations and current and future business objectives”.
Goodyear's customisable solutions allow for flexibility. For frequent long, regional and inter-regional vehicles, Goodyear DrivePoint and Goodyear CheckPoint (also known as the Drive-Over-Reader) are ideal solutions for fleets, as these solutions offer rapid tyre pressure checks in seconds. For longer journeys and remote tyre monitoring the company would recommend Goodyear TPMS its data-driven tyre management to maintain operational efficiency and the early detection of mechanical issues.
Goodyear notes that the installation is quick to fit – its recently-launched DrivePoint only takes two hours to install - and “can significantly enhance the service life and fuel efficiency of fleets”. Noting that if a tyre is underinflated by 1 bar, this can add £1.25 extra in expenditure every year for each fleet vehicle.
Perhaps, most importantly, any UK fleet can benefit from a TPMS for added security and support. In this uncertain time, caused by a plethora of external issues such as supply chain disruption, a shortage of HGV drivers and the rising cost of living, we wanted to know what advice Goodyear can offer to smaller fleets unable to afford higher technological costs. Goodyear notes that regular tyre pressure and tread depth checks are effective methods of tyre maintenance, however, even more important, the right tyre for operations is a crucial element for fleets from the get-go.
When fleets need to replace tyres, it’s a good move for fleets to pay heed to the EU tyre label fuel economy rating to save money. For its FUELMAX ENDURANCE range, Goodyear adds that the range has low rolling resistance and a B-grade fuel economy rating, ensuring that the tyres have the durability for A-roads “while retaining the same fuel economy on motorways.”
It's not just savings that Goodyear offer, moreover, the manufacturer has been looking to work on enhancing its circular economy offer. Since the launch of its FUELMAX ENDURANCE, Goodyear has promoted the tyre as an ideal fit for its Goodyear Retreading programme, with the drive tyre available as a TreadMax mould cure retread. The drive tyre, therefore, with its innovative tread, also offers extra mileage on the road and cost savings along the way.
Retreading a Growing Element within Goodyear's Fleet Management Offer