ATS Euromaster has won a new national contract to supply, fit and manage tyres for Kier Services.
The contract replaces a previous agreement with local independent tyre dealers and will see ATS Euromaster support Kier Services’ 214-strong fleet, which ranges from 3.5-tonne light commercials to 32-tonne refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).
The fleet carries out municipal work on contracts managed by Kier for councils in Eastbourne, Hailsham, St Leonards-on-Sea, Uckfield and Waltham Forest. Under its MasterCare programme of inspections, ATS Euromaster technicians will check tread depths and valve caps, and carry out general visual damage inspections.
The company will then provide Kier Services with an electronic report detailing tyre condition across the fleet, any immediate work carried out and recommendations for future remedial work. Kier Services has specified a Michelin fitment policy for its fleet which includes road sweepers and street cleaners.
It will also benefit from 24/7 roadside assistance nationwide through ATS Euromaster’s fleet of more than 700 service vans.
Darren Judd, head of fleet and plant at Kier Services, said: “The proactive tyre management is already helping to spot potential tyre issues before they become serious, helping to protect our fleet from unscheduled downtime.
“The amount of information we get from ATS’ monthly reports also provide us with complete financial control on tyre spend. We can identify, very quickly, how well a particular vehicle’s tyres are performing and whether we need to carry out any additional driver training, or address operational issues to help prolong tyre life.
“From the outset, ATS Euromaster gave us confidence they could help us to get the very best out of our fleet, and they haven’t let us down. This is particularly important given the demanding nature of municipal work, and the fact our fleet is used intensively throughout the day.”
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