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Derry Refrigerated Transport commits to Bridgestone Duravis

Derry Refrigerated Transport has confirmed 100 per cent fitment of Bridgestone’s advanced new Duravis tyre.

The fitment will help the firm towards reducing its carbon footprint, thus improving the sustainability of its fleet.

The Duravis tyre is designed to help deliver the 15 per cent C02 reduction required for new HGVs by 2025 covered in the EU’s so called VECTO legislation, and UK equivalents.

“We are seeing an increasing number of trucks fitted with Duravis as a replacement in Ireland, and also as original equipment tyres, as fleet managers, transport operators focus more on their fleets’ fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction,” said Conor Curran, commercial sales manager, Bridgestone Ireland.

The Duravis R002 is a multipurpose tyre for all types of on-road fleet vehicles operating in a wide range of applications, ranging from highway driving to regional roads.

Arriving with a best-in-class ‘A’ grade on steer in wet grip2 – and winter ready, with 3PSFM and M+S markings on steer, drive and trailer – the Duravis R002 offers outstanding wet grip and a year-round performance.

As with all new Bridgestone’s truck and bus tyres, the Duravis R002 tyres will be supplied with electronic tagging system RFID (radio-frequency identification).

With RFID, fleet customers enhance the traceability of their tyre casings, which ultimately helps to optimise their total cost of ownership.

The RFID-enabled Duravis R002 tyres are able to work seamlessly with Bridgestone’s customisable tyre management and maintenance service package, Total Tyre Care, to bring significant value to fleets.

The main 10 sizes of the Duravis R002 are currently available from Bridgestone in Ireland. The new Duravis R002 will also simplify Bridgestone’s line-up in the versatility segment by replacing all current products.

Developed and produced in Europe, the new tyres mark a combination of a new innovative pattern concept and compound, and a newly improved manufacturing process.

The Duravis R002 tyres are to be fitted as original equipment on leading vehicle manufacturers, such as MAN, Scania, Daimler, Volvo, Renault, Iveco and others after a thorough homologation testing.