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Truck and Track

June/July 2017

www.truckandtrack.com

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TYRES

Goodyear tyre management support – in particular

FleetOnlineSolutions (FOS) – helps Rotterdam-based Estron

to focus on quality and delivery schedules, while ensuring

minimum downtime for vehicles and reduced administration.

The relationship between the ship components logistics

company and Goodyear extends over more than 15 years, with

FleetOnlineSolutions as a key element since 2006.

With a modern fleet of 280 Tautliner trailers fitted with Goodyear

high-mileage KMax T trailer tyres in size 385/65R22.5 and 10

tractor units, Estron Transport BV operates a daily 24/7 service

between Benelux, the UK and Germany. This primarily involves the

JIT delivery of parts for ships. Estron employs realtime planning,

supported by a track-and-trace system,

and therefore efficient tyre management is

essential.

Much of Estron’s tyre-related maintenance

takes place at one location, with other work

being taken care of via ServiceLine24H,

Goodyear’s

pan-European

roadside

assistance service – utilising TruckForce,

Goodyear’s international truck tyre service

network with more than 2,000 service

providers.

Using FleetOnlineSolutions means that

every party involved in tyre-related work

has access to the relevant information,

ensuring that each job is carried out exactly

to the agreed requirements and pricing. In

addition, Estron can follow the progress of

jobs in real time so that vehicle scheduling

is accurately monitored.

Chris Gerhardt of Estron Transport BV commented: “Time

saving, accuracy and quality are the three great benefits

that FleetOnlineSolutions has given us. FOS has reduced our

administration time considerably over the years, through both a

reduction in paperwork and the elimination of service queries.”

The recent introduction of Goodyear´s eJob application has been

particularlywell received by Estron. By using a handheld tablet, tyre

service technicians can instantly access and record information

frombeside the vehicle. In this way, job information and photos can

be inputted directly into FOS by the technician as well as enabling

instant access to tyre service data. This development has made tyre

management faster and more accurate and has allowed Estron to

follow and check on tyre-related work online in real time.

FleetOnlineSolutions has also enabled a greater adherence to

Estron’s fleet tyre policy, as the system ensures that all tyre service

providers are aware of the exact tyre fitment requirements of the

fleet, as well as any other services such as tyre inflation pressures

andwheelnuttorques.Advantagesincludefasterandmoreaccurate

tyre maintenance – as well as a reduction in administration thanks

to minimised invoicing and approved pricing.

www.estron-group.com www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/truck/solutions/fleet-online-solutions

Goodyear tyre management

keeps Estron on the move