THESE radical changes to the tyre industry – and how they might affect SME fleets – are contained in a new white paper called The Evolving Tyre Landscape – What Fleets Need To Know. Its aim is to help SME fleets better understand the changing tyre industry, according to the publishers i247 Group.
i247 Group, which provides outsourced driver support and asset management solutions to the leasing industry, says the white paper covers detailed analysis of six critical areas:
- The evolving automotive landscape
- Cost challenges
- Sustainability – how green is your fleet policy?
- The rise of electric vehicles (EVs)
- Supply chain challenges
- Industry innovation – future trends and technology
The paper focuses on the impact of the evolution of tyre technology and of the growing rim sizes of vehicles, which means larger and more expensive tyres for fleets. In turn, this is putting increased pressure on SME fleets to plan correctly for service maintenance and repair (SMR) budgets.
i247 Group says it is well positioned to give a neutral industry viewpoint as the group has visibility across the tyre supply chain – it also supports over one million vehicles on the UK roads. Independent contributors to the paper include Halfords Autocentres, Micheldever Group and industry expert Matt Cranny.
Other areas covered in the white paper include the need for proactive tyre management, reviewing SMR budgets and ensuring sustainability, industry developments and new technology such as innovative materials, intelligent tyres and connected data.
SME Fleets Can Download The i247 Group White Paper Here
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