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TIP Trailer Services extends tyre contract with Goodyear

TIP Trailer Services has extended its existing truck tyre contract with Goodyear until the end of 2016, when the two companies will celebrate 10 years of working together.

TIP Trailer Services, with more than 50,000 vehicles, is one of Europe’s leading equipment services providers, specializing in the leasing and rental of trailers, tankers and other equipment.

The contract, which covers the supply, service and management of tyres for TIP Trailer Services commenced in 2006. Its further renewal underlines the confidence that the company places in the quality products, services and solutions provided to them by Goodyear for nearly a decade.

“At TIP Trailer Services the safety, reliability and performance of our equipment is our top priority. Goodyear has provided excellent products, excellent service providers and the best solutions that deliver the highest standards in respect of those aims. With regard to tyre management, Goodyear´s programs mean that invoicing is simple and reliable. We are now able to upload job and invoice details directly to our system. This is reducing the administration to an absolute minimum.” said Peter Sijs, TIP Trailer Services.

“We are delighted that TIP Trailer Services has yet again extended the very comprehensive contract that sees us not only supplying their tyres but also maintaining and managing them through our tyre management program Goodyear FleetFirst,” said Jan-Piet Huylebroeck, Sales Director Truck Tyres, Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa.

On the tyre management side, Goodyear FleetOnlineSolutions (FOS) is a key element in the contract. The Internet-based tyre management program is accessible to TIP and Goodyear, as well as both companies’ workshop networks. It provides details of the agreed tyre policy and data for each vehicle to the TruckForce service provider network. This online tool reduces down time and paperwork while providing central reporting on tyre performance and associated costs.

Tyres supplied include both Goodyear and Dunlop brands as well as the company’s TreadMax and NextTread retreads. The main sizes used by TIP are 385/65R22.5, 385/55R22.5 and 435/50R19.5 including the recently-introduced fuel-saving Goodyear FUELMAX T 435/50R19.5 tyre that achieves ‘A’ and ‘C’ EU Tyre Label grades in fuel efficiency and wet grip respectively. The use of high quality retreads further helps provide the best overall cost performance.