Bulk haulier switches tyre policy to BFGoodrich12 September 2019

Bulk haulage firm S&J Transport is adopting a new tyre policy for its 32-strong fleet of rigids and artics, fitting BFGoodrich tyres to all vehicles.

The Coleshill-based operator was previously fitting budget tyres but, says workshop manager Brian Adams, “after trialling some of the new BFGoodrich fitments, we’ve found we’re getting far better uptime”.

He adds: “It’s having a positive impact on our tyre expenditure, fleet efficiency and overall safety.”

S&J Transport has even removed the 295/80 R22.5 tyres which came as original equipment on its latest 19-reg Scania 8x4 tipper, electing to replace them with a set of 315/80 R22.5 BFGoodrich Cross Control tyres – designed for on/off road work in challenging conditions.

“They’ve transformed the Scania,” says Adams. “The new truck came on steel wheels, but we’ve bought a set of aluminium wheels to go with the new BFGoodrich rubber and the truck looks fantastic.

“It’s a much more aggressive tread pattern to give us the traction we need when the going gets tough. The drivers like them; and switching sizes has pushed up the ground clearance, too.”

A Michelin brand, the BFGoodrich commercial vehicle tyre range was launched into UK and Irish markets in January 2018 – it was only available outside Europe before this date.

Laura Cork

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