Of the 160 trucks and nearly 700 trailers that distribution firm Maxi Haulage operates in the UK and Ireland, 157 tractors and 672 trailers will be fitted with KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive tyres.
The KMAX-GEN 2 tyre range has 25% better all-weather capability, 15% more damage resistance and 5% higher fuel efficiency than its predecessor, according to the supplier.
An additional benefit is that the tyres include radio frequency identification (RFID). An RFID tag is embedded inside the tyre to allow for simple identification and connectivity to tyre management and tracking systems. This increases efficient tyre management, whilst helping to prevent tyre theft.
To improve tyre recyclability, Maxi Haulage Ltd will also be using Goodyear Next Tread technology so that old tyres can be retreaded using the Goodyear MoldCure process, and returned as a new Next Tread product.
As well as tyre supply, Maxi Haulage Ltd will benefit from Goodyear’s national commercial vehicle support network, TruckForce. TruckForce technicians carry out thorough on-site tyre checks every quarter, and are on hand 24/7 to provide roadside assistance and reactive tyre maintenance through Service Line 24hr.