Goodyear Tyres has announced a five-year partnership with Reynolds Logistics, a bulk logistics company specialising in the haulage of liquid products.
The Goodyear KMAX GEN-2 range is designed to provide premium-class mileage to optimise tyre life and overcome challenging road conditions. The company states that the overall benefits of the KMAX GEN-2 range has up to 25% better all-weather capability, 15% more damage resistance and 5% higher fuel efficiency.
KMAX GEN-2 tyres also include radio frequency identification (RFID). The RFID tag is embedded inside the tyre to allow identification and connectivity to management and tracking systems, resulting in efficient tyre flow management.
The KMAX T is designed to provide extensive mileage, thanks to its high wearable rubber volume, paired with a tread compound, which aids braking on wet surfaces and offers a fuel-saving potential. As a result, the KMAX T range reportedly helps to reduce downtime and the overall cost of fleet maintenance.
As part of the new partnership, Reynolds Logistics will also receive support from TruckForce, Goodyear’s pan-European network.
Specialising in the complete lifecycle management of commercial truck tyres, TruckForce’s services include preventive maintenance, replacement, regrooving, retreading and roadside assistance. Reynolds Logistics Ltd will have the support of more than 2,000 service network locations in 32 countries, which provide a 24/7 road assistance breakdown service.
Andrew Reynolds, CEO of Reynolds Logistics UK & ROI, commented: “Partnering with Goodyear will be a huge benefit for our fleet. In a business like ours, which hinges on transporting hazardous liquids and gases, the thought of a vehicle being stranded on the side of the road with a tyre-related problem is an unsettling one. We need to ensure that we have the best possible equipment, and with the provision of quality premium tyres and the support offered by TruckForce, we’re confident that our fleet will meet the needs of our customers safely and effectively.”
David Howe, General Manager – Commercial at Goodyear UK, added: “We understand that tyre maintenance might not always be the primary concern of a busy fleet manager. Our hope for Reynolds Logistics though is that by equipping them with a premium product, helping to maintain their tyres and providing around-the-clock assistance – all as part of our complete Goodyear Total Mobility offering – we can play an important part in meeting those essential objectives: ensuring an efficient fleet and unparalleled customer satisfaction.”