With a fleet in excess of 2,100 vehicles featuring everything from one-tonne vans through to B-doubles across 60 locations nationwide, TNT is the very definition of a big business. And, according to TNT’s Kurt Grossrieder, that’s why Bridgestone’s comprehensive support offering has been so important.
“In 2015, our fleet covered more than 40 million kilometres, so whole of life tyre management is absolutely critical in keeping our operations as efficient as possible,” said Kurt, who is TNT’s National Fleet and Equipment Manager.
“We run Bridgestone tyres on the steer and Bandag retreads in every other position to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership in terms of our tyres.
“We’ve been partnering with Bridgestone for about eight years. They deliver a full service from the get-go, frequently attending our depots, constantly monitoring our fleet and making recommendations about what to change and when. Whenever we have an issue like a puncture or any other kind of problem, they always respond really quickly, day or night no matter where we are.
“From our point of view, we also really appreciate that, from an administration perspective, we are dealing with one point of contact and we receive one invoice. Their internal systems are excellent.
“We’re very happy with the relationship and very happy with the service. The whole offering really does make a difference to our business.”