TruckForce, the UK’s only dedicated truck tyre supplier and service provider offering truck tyre servicing and breakdown assistance throughout the UK, has added more Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to its growing fleet.
Owned by tyre manufacturer Goodyear Dunlop, TruckForce acquired its first Sprinters seven years ago. Its 69 new 314 CDI models were supplied, like their predecessors, by Dealer Midlands Truck & Van.
They have joined a fleet of 165 Mercedes-Benz vans which are allocated to technicians who repair, replace and service tyres at customers’ premises or the roadside.
Most of TruckForce’s vans work from a network of 13 operating centres, each of which supports several satellite locations. For larger fleets, however, it stations technicians permanently at customer premises to provide a full-time service.
Among these is John Holmes, who is based together with a colleague at the Consett headquarters of high-profile Elddis Transport. Together, they maintain the Goodyear tyres fitted to the haulier’s fleet of 150 tractor units and 300 trailers.
John said: “The cab is even nicer than my previous vehicle, and the new van seems to be more economical too,” he confirmed. “It’s kitted out with all of the tools and equipment I need, including a compressor, generator and lights for working in the dark, so ideally suited to the job.”