Goodyear has been chosen as truck tire supplier by logistics service provider Ewals Cargo Care, extending a relationship that is more than 20 years old. The pan-European contract covers the supply of tires for up to 3,000 trailers and 550 tractors as well as a full range of truck tire support services under the Goodyear FleetFirst banner.
“A total EU truck tire service package linked to a web-based monitoring program exactly meets our needs. As a result, we are continuing a relationship with Goodyear that has lasted more than 20 years,” said Bart Van Rens, manager Ewals Fleet Control.
“Our cooperation with Goodyear is quite dynamic. In the past we have worked together on the development of the 435/50R19.5 tire and more recently the introduction of the version with a built-in RFID chip. We are convinced that the RFID concept contributes to better monitoring of our tires and, as a logical consequence, will reduce costs.
“Another great step forward in our fleet monitoring is the newly-created Goodyear eJob recording facility. This enables us to get instant information about any work being carried out; as the provider enters the relevant data via a PDA directly the job has been done, anywhere in Europe. We feel very comfortable that the extension of our contract will result in the fruitful continuation of our partnership and collaboration.”
The majority of Ewals’ trailers are 100m3 mega trailers. For these, Goodyear supplies its KMax T RFID in size 435/50 R19.5 trailer tires. In addition, Goodyear Ultra Grip Max dedicated winter truck tires are fitted to trailers operating in the Nordic region to secure winter mobility.
March 28, 2017