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Goodyear Dunlop signs deal with BP Oil UK

BP Oil UK, which has in the region of 1,300 service stations in the UK, has signed a deal with Goodyear Dunlop that will see the tyre manufacturer supply, service and maintain BP’s 150-strong tanker fleet.

The company’s strong environmental and safety credentials – Goodyear Dunlop holds the global environmental management standard ISO14001 and the global health and safety management standard OHSAS18001 – played a key role in the contract win, alongside its fleet management service supported by its TruckForce UK network.

Goodyear Dunlop’s fleet management service includes Fleet Online Solutions (FOS) and Fleet Online Solutions Mobile (FOSMI).

FOS is a specific tyre fleet management system, designed for fleet operators and driven by an online database that allows clear visibility of all jobs. FOSMI is an integrated hand held solution to manage fleet checking and all round tyre maintenance.

According to Wayne Park, national transport manager at BP Oil UK, a winning product and service offer had to be combined with an exhaustive approach to health and safety to seal the contract win.

He said: “We were particularly impressed with the risk assessments in place for all aspects of the TruckForce operation and Goodyear Dunlop’s continuous improvement programme.”

Goodyear Dunlop’s UK and Ireland commercial director Marc Preedy said: “This is a fantastic win for us, which includes fitment of Goodyear’s TreadMax product – our premium retread that offers as-good-as-new performance.

“We have demonstrated an exhaustive commitment to health and safety practices, in line with BP’s own highly stringent policy, as well as being able to show clear fuel efficiency gains with the Goodyear range.

“This has been supported by our ability, through TruckForce, to offer a level of service and response that exceeds BP’s high expectations.”

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