OTR tyre ‘first’ for Breedon Cement
Hope cement plant’s OTR fleet first in UK to be fitted with Goodyear Proactive Solutions Heavy Duty
BREEDON Cement have become the first UK company to install Goodyear Proactive Solutions Heavy Duty on their off-the-road (OTR) fleet, allowing the monitoring of tyre pressures on key vehicles, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Breedon Cement operate the Hope cement plant, in Derbyshire, the largest cement plant by capacity in the UK. Fitted on six vehicles at the site, the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) allows data to be fed back from sensors fitted inside the tyres to a Goodyear server via on-board telematics.
Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty is designed to assist OTR customers in maintaining and prolonging the life of their tyres through real-time monitoring, allowing them to react quickly to issues and to maintain output levels with a full fleet.
Running Proactive Solutions TPMS on their Hope fleet allows Breedon Cement to set pressure thresholds and to monitor these daily, ensuring that the tyres are running at the correct pressures for the vehicle application.
John Stocks, quarry engineer at Breedon Cement, commented: ‘It is clear that Proactive Solutions TPMS Heavy Duty will be of benefit for our fleet. The 24/7 monitoring of the tyres will ensure they are properly maintained and allow us to react much quicker to any potential problems. By using the TPMS system, we will be able to make adjustments to tyres to ensure they are working correctly.’
Paul Bould, Goodyear OTR sales manager UK, added: ‘We are really pleased to be working with Breedon Cement to install our first tyre-monitoring systems in the UK. We will be working with John and the team to ensure they are getting everything required out of the system, and learning with them as the system is introduced to the fleet.’