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Increased fleet mobility for The Fred Sherwood Group

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Transport company cuts vehicle downtime with new Vacu-Lug tyre-management contract

THE Fred Sherwood Group have reported significant improvements in vehicle downtime since selecting Vacu-Lug to manage their fleet tyre requirements.

The contract, which commenced June 2016, covers tyre supply and tyre management for all the transport companies within The Fred Sherwood Group, including Bulk Freight (Midlands), F. Sherwood & Sons (Shepshed), George Varney (Bulk Services) and KJ Transport.

‘In just four months we have seen improvements in incident response and job turn-around times’ said director Justin Sherwood. ‘And in turn, this has increased fleet mobility.’

Fred Sherwood switched to Vacu-Lug because the company required a comprehensive fleet tyre-management service which could cover its diverse vehicle range, including bulk tippers and walking floor trailers, as well as general haulage artics and rigid vehicles.

Accordingly, the web-based VMS (Vacu-Lug Management System) from Vacu-Lug provides The Fred Sherwood Group with full, uninterrupted access to all tyre-related activities across each of their transport businesses.

The company is also supported by Vacu-Lug’s fleet operations department, which provides assistance on all aspects of tyre management from compliancy through to fitment queries.

‘Vacu-Lug’s Tyre Rescue is also proving to be an asset,’ added Justin Sherwood. ‘It operates nationwide and provides immediate response around the clock with every job allocation and completion being confirmed by email. It’s fast and efficient and helps to keep our vehicles moving.’

Dave Alsop, Vacu-Lug’s fleet sales director, added: ‘We are thrilled The Fred Sherwood Group have appointed us to look after their tyre requirements. Keeping costs down while ensuring compliance and tyre safety is integral to what we do. Our VMS system can deliver real benefits to our customers, who not only have the support of VMS but the backing of our dedicated contract managers and our nationwide service partners too.’

Vacu-Lug are also one of the leading UK manufacturers of premium retread tyres and fit their own products within many of their fleet-management agreements, which typically include a combination of the company’s own market-proven retread range and new tyres from leading brands.

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