Brinkworth, Chippenham-based Watson Fuels has opted for a Vacu-Lug tyre fleet management contract to ensure the on-going reliability and safe operation of its UK fuel distribution fleet. The agreement covers all aspects of tyre husbandry from replacements and damage repair through to regular inspections and emergency call-outs nationwide. To achieve maximum economy in operation, the contract policy specifies a mix of new tyres as replacements on steer-axles with Vacu-Lug retreads to be fitted to all other axles.
“With safety in operation being the highest priority for every business in the fuel distribution sector, we are delighted that Watson Fuels has placed its faith in our products and service,” comments Vacu-Lug Fleet Sales Director, Dave Alsop. “Through a combination of premium quality products, first class service-providers and our online VFM tyre fleet management system, which provides total peace of mind in all respects, we firmly believe the bespoke tyre fleet management solutions we offer today are truly second-to-none. As such, Vacu-Lug is a proven force within the general transport and waste management sectors, and it is gratifying to see our influence has now spread to the important and safety-critical fuel distribution industry.”
The Watson Fuels fleet comprises 260 rigids, ranging from 7.5- to 32-tonners, and 40 articulated tractor units and trailers, all of which are now covered by the company’s tyre management agreement with Vacu-Lug.