Lloyd Fraser Contracts has selected Vacu-Lug as the tyre fleet management solution-provider for its Manor Bakeries contract, an operation concerned with the nationwide distribution of a wide range of household-name bakery products including the Mr Kipling brand.
Covering the tyre-management of Lloyd Fraser’s 38 Manor Bakeries-dedicated MAN tractor units and 120-strong permanent trailer fleet, the agreement will see new Yokohama tyres fitted to all truck steer-axles and Vacu-Lug’s own-brand Duramold retread tyres (predominately super-singles) fitted to the trailers. The agreement has been written as a pence-per-kilometre contract based on the truck and trailer fleet’s anticipated monthly mileage.
Service will be centred around Lloyd Fraser’s Rugby, Warwickshire base with country-wide back-up and emergency assistance provided by Vacu-Lug’s network of service-partners. The service delivered to Lloyd Fraser will be comprehensively monitored and controlled by Vacu-Lug’s Operations team using VFM, (Vacu-Lug Fleet Management), the company’s recently launched online tyre management and reporting system.
“Having worked with Vacu-Lug over the past five years on other contracts, I had no hesitation whatsoever in taking out this agreement,” comments Matthew Preston, General Manager for Lloyd Fraser Contracts. “My experience is that Vacu-Lug deliver, both in terms of service and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, the reliability and performance of its Duramold product range is exceptional; in all my dealings with them I have so far not had a single issue.”