A third of van fleets pay more for tyres

Published By : 22 Apr 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

According to ATS Euromaster, the LCV tyres are not supposed to be considered a low cost option because the operational tyre costs of a modern van fleet are no longer far-flung as compared to that of a fleet of trucks.

It has been observed that a third of van fleet operators do not have an official formal tyre policy in the market and thus, are at great risk of paying extra money for their tyres. Fleets without a substantial tyre policy risk paying more normally. There must be a standardizing option or one brand under which one can operate and enable a better fleet discount.

This expertly managed and efficient policy has the capacity to cut additional costs in businesses through maximizing the safety, longevity, fuel-efficiency, and performance of the products and each asset.

Simon Tattersall – head of the national accounts at ATS Euromastercommented that there has been a significant number of van fleets missing out on valuable savings. He also said that there must be a comprehensive policy in the tyreindustry to help carry out thorough inspections by experts and professional technicians. This way they can monitor the tyres closely and help guard any technical error against unexpected mishaps and downtime. This procedure would also ensure quick replacements at the optimal time.

The FreightTransport Association (FTA) conducted a wide survey with several of its members which were in conjunction with the Van Excellence Industry partner ATS Euromaster. Mark Cartwright, the head of vans at FTA said it is surprisingto learn that so many people do not have a tyre policy in its right place. Safety is placed at the core of everything, particularly for what Van Excellence stands for. Hence, he added that to him and his company, safety and other regulations make more sense to be introduced in relation to a policy similar to that what ATS Euromasteroffers. It not only saves cost but also improves the safety standards.

ATS Euromaster suggests that the need for deliveries should be made quickly to every individual customer since the rise in the number of fleets running vans is increasing. Even the truck operators are now looking for something that is more convenient and easyto operate in a home delivery environment.

With the rise in numbers, the complexity of van operations rises and the overall fleet management becomes more akin to running trucks, said Tattersall.Hence, having a fixed tyre policy in place is critical to make sure productivity and uptime is maximized.

ATS Euromaster is due for its van service, maintenance and repair skills at the CV Show in Birminghamon April 29, 2014. It will contribute its essential 25 top tips guide that explains the simple steps needed to run van fleets and how to operate more efficiently. 
The guide will also be available to download from 29 April, 2014.
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