Blue Dragon Transport is targeting a reduction in tyre expenditure after appointing ATS Euromaster to supply and service the tyres across its fleet of 20 trucks and 28 trailers.
The Nottinghamshire-based company ended its previous agreement with a local supplier after ATS Euromaster offered to carry out a free fleet inspection and highlight issues that might be affecting its tyre budget.
The inspection revealed that a lack of brand consistency was contributing to unpredictable fluctuations in tyre expenditure.
ATS Euromaster calculated the fleet’s typical annual mileages and exact requirements before recommending a joint Taurus and Hankook fitment policy and comprehensive tyre-servicing agreement. With the policy designed to improve value and increase cost control, the tyre specialist explained a servicing agreement would also enable a reduction in downtime and repair costs.
Blue Dragon’s transport manager Eddie Whitehead says: “With the price of rubber and fuel constantly rising, ATS Euromaster’s offer of a policy that would help us manage fleet expenditure was more than welcome.
“We weren’t aware what a difference adhering to a clearly defined brand policy would make, but when ATS Euromaster drew up a projected annual plan and presented it to us, we realised it could help us achieve significant savings.
“We were equally impressed by the tyre-servicing contract they offered us, which covers everything from routine inspections to breakdowns,” he adds.
The agreement sees the fleet’s tyres inspected each fortnight, with pressures checked monthly.