Lime Logistics and TD Express in first months of Continental Tyres contract20 July 2021

Lime Logistics and TD Express are nine months into a three-year tyre-supply deal with Continental Tyres that includes both new and retread tyres. So far, neither company has seen tyre management costs increase over their outgoing low to mid-range policy.

Part of the Borough Green Sand Pits (BGSP) group of companies, Lime Logistics was established in 1999 by the current owner, Roger Body. The business specialises in the distribution and transportation of bulk materials and waste products across the building and construction industries. In 2019, Lime Logistics entered a partnership with sister company, TD Express, which provides grab hire services within the construction haulage sector. The combined fleet currently consists of 31 rigid 8x4 or 6x4 vehicles, as well as 12 tractor and trailer pairs.

Says group transport manager, Dave Dixon: “Our desire was for a premium service without any significant cost increases. We were keen to work alongside Continental to minimise downtime and maximise longevity, as well as enjoy the environmental benefits of complementing new tyres with retreaded rubber. I certainly think that’s what we’ve achieved.”

The duo’s fleet currently sports a combination of Continental, Bandvulc and ContiRe tyres, with the rigid’s steer and trailer’s third axle wearing new Continental CrossTrac rubber. On the first and second trailer axles, ContiRe CrossTrac tyres are utilised, while the rigid drive axle makes use of the Bandvulc Big D. Each tractor unit is fitted with tyres from the Continental Hybrid range.

The service provision is managed under contract to Watling Tyres. For Dixon, one of the major benefits of picking Continental as his rubber supplier was the personal service and the availability of a local account manager to make policy tweaks based on real-world conditions to minimise vehicle downtime in the future.

Transport Engineer

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