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Pentalver Transport technicians undertake Bridgestone training

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Pentalver Transport technicians are now up to speed providing emergency assistance after undertaking Bridgestone’s refresher UK Roadside training course at their newly built premises in Cannock.

Eight technicians from the company who originally undertook the course in 2007, under its previous guise of Bowmur Haulage, all achieved the standard required to be awarded a five year ID card by REACT (Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Tyres). REACT is part of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) which monitors qualifications and training for technicians working at the roadside.

Phil Thirsk, training manager at Bridgestone UK, commented: “The refresher is specifically designed to assess existing levels of core knowledge and familiarity with the correct roadside techniques and eliminate any gaps. This ensures that upon completing the course the technicians are ready to deal with emergency roadside situations quickly and efficiently.”

The course is part of the wide ranging training currently offered by Bridgestone across the country, catering for all of the tyre related training requirements of the UK’s fleet professionals.

Gary Worrall, fleet manager at Pentalver Transport, said: “The refresher roadside training course was run in exactly the same professional manner as our previous Bridgestone sessions. It was comprehensive, well delivered by the trainer and very well received by all the technicians.”

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