Tructyre, the UK’s only sole-ownership provider of truck tyre specialist services, has provided Hoylake Commercials with a pro-active tyre management package, with a Michelin Group tyre policy. Hoylake, which operates a fleet of around 60 trailers and tractor units, were looking for improved tyre mileage, and less downtime of vehicles due to tyre related issues.
“Inspection is at the heart of any good tyre management system and will identify the precise time when life-extending and safety enhancing services should be deployed,” said Richard Martin, Tructyre’s Commercial Director.
Meanwhile, Carl Williams, Operations Director of Hoylake Commercials, is encouraging other operators to give wider consideration to their tyre management options.
“Getting our vehicles onboard with Tructyre was painless,” said Carl. “The fleet was set up on an inspection programme in minimal time and agreed policy product was deployed with immediate effect. Tructyre’s local Zone Manager could not do enough to assist, carrying out the first fleet inspection during the following Saturday.”
Before calling Tructyre for a tyre management solution, Hoylake Commercials had been managing their tyres via a mixed approach of inhouse activity and outsourcing work through various independent dealers, with a mid-range tyre policy, on a purely transaction basis.
“Choosing a Michelin tyre fitment policy has reduced our fuel consumption which is a huge financial saving for our business. We are seeing increased mileage through product quality and pro-active tyre maintenance, which provides additional financial saving. The fleet inspections have saved us further costs through less downtime, reduced call outs, and resulted in less new products being fitted,” continued Carl.
“We no longer have to worry about tyre management and we have added peace of mind that any requirement, nationally, will see our policy fitment at a consistent rate. The information we receive from Tructyre is consistently strong, and the services and products are performing as planned. Their worksheets come through to us instantly, with good quality information and photographs, so we have full transparency of the work carried out.”
“The service and product option is a long term solution for Hoylake as opposed to simply looking at upfront tyre costs. The Michelin Damage Guarantee has also given us that extra peace of mind, and 100% of the claims made have been honoured. Tructyre’s pro-active service coupled with a Michelin Group policy has saved me a lot of time, cost and headaches,” Carl concluded.
The Mastercare+ package from Tructyre, which Hoylake Commercials is currently using, is a full tyre maintenance solution that offers pro-active maintenance, detailed management reporting, and preferential rates on tyres and emergency call outs.