Slick operators

Developments in tyre management by bus operators in the UK are discussed. The experiences of Nottinghamshire firm Marshalls, which runs 20 buses and coaches, are outlined. The company fits new tyres in pairs on the same axle, usually the front. This allows the front tyres to be recut and used on the back. Six-weekly examinations include a visual inspection, tread depth measurement and pressure checks. Marshall favours Continental tyres and works with Newark tyre supplier Tanvic Tyre and Service Centre, part of Continental's ContiNetwork Partner network. Goodyear Dunlop runs a similar network under the TruckForce ActionLine banner. Continental uses Bankvulc Tyre Contracts and Commercial Contract Tyres to help it deliver its tyre management services alongside ContiEuroService. The company has also launched the ContiLifeCycle concept. Michelin has tyre management contracts with Go-Ahead's London Central operation and London General. Goodyear Dunlop has launched FleetOnline Solutions for contract administration and the Pneu-Logic wireless inspection system. Bridgestone has launched a similar system under the TIM brand. Details are given of new tyre ranges developed for buses and coaches by Bridgestone and Goodyear Dunlop.

  • Authors:
    • BANNER, S
  • Publication Date: 2006-10-27

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01050792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2007 12:13AM