Bretts signs up to five good years
Goodyear has signed a contract with warehousing and distribution specialist Bretts Transport to supply its 246-strong fleet with Fuelmax Gen-2 tyres for the next five years.
The deal includes tyre management via Goodyear’s Truckforce brand. All of the tyres will be fitted with RFID tags for identification and use tyre management and tracking systems, which the manufacturer claims increases efficiency and, due to the tracking element, serves as a deterrent to thieves.
According to Goodyear, the Gen-2 tyres are quieter, improve mileage by 10% and all-weather capability by 10% compared to the previous generation Fuelmax rubber.
“We have a large fleet of premium vehicles, and we aim to provide consistently high levels of service to our customers to enable them to grow with us,” said Bretts managing director, Simon Brett, “this partnership with Goodyear will enable us to continue with that, minimising down time and keeping us where we need to be for longer – on the road.”
Earlier this month, the tyre manufacturer also announced it had become the lead sponsor of the Promoter’s Cup category of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, which will subsequently be renamed the Goodyear Cup. The category, which has existed since 2017, is dedicated to upcoming drivers.
DAF throws in 12-month warranty for charity truck auction
DAF will provide a complimentary 12-month driveline warranty for the winning bidder at JJX Logistics’ charity auction of its XF.
The logistics firm will sell its XF 460 FTG 6x2 tractor unit, sporting orange paintwork and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club livery, on 18 September in aid of breast cancer charity Legacy4Lucy.
The mid-lift Super Space Cab model is fitted with Bluetooth, satnav and a fridge/freezer and has a reserve bid of £15,600, which the company expects will be “exceeded significantly”. All funds raised above that figure will go to the charity and it expects the truck will go to a local operator with connections to the club.
The sale will be conducted online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and replaces JXX’s usual annual charity event.
“This is such a unique opportunity for what we presume will be a local haulier, although a top football club like Wolves will have supporters throughout the UK,” said DAF’s marketing manager, Phil Moon.
“The truck certainly has aesthetic appeal, but with the added peace-of-mind of our 12-month, manufacturer-backed driveline warranty thrown-in. It makes for a seriously attractive business proposition. We are very pleased to be able, hopefully, to make even more money for the Legacy4Lucy charity.”