The New Ross, Ireland-based operator – which delivers fuel from terminals at Dublin, Cork and Foynes to fuel depots, service stations, etc – turned to Continental tyres following trials four years ago.
“Rolling resistance is just so much lower than other tyres we used in the past,” comments Campfreight managing director, George O’Leary.
“The Continental tyres also wear extremely well, and that means we are seeing far fewer tyre changes, which again saves cost.”
But he adds that his biggest saving is no longer getting the blow-outs he used to endure with previous tyres.
“The big issue outside of the cost for an early morning call out was, if a tyre had a blow-out it could even take the mudguard and hose rail with it,” he explains.
“So we needed tyres we could rely on to do the job and cut the risks of this sort of incident to the very minimum... I’m satisfied that these Continental tyres have been doing what we expect them to do.”
Currently, Campfreight runs Continental tyres on all drive (HD Hybrid) and trailer axles (HTR2). But the firm now has plans to complete the fleet’s set-up with steer axle tyres also from Continental.
“Continental keeps closely in touch with us ... and we are going to trial some of their Generation 3 steer axle tyres [Conti Hybrid HS3] shortly,” states O’Leary.
“I wasn’t too sure about it four years ago, but now I am looking forward to the prospect of running entirely on Continental as we go forward.”