Even though spare wheels are only used in emergencies, they still cost money. Mircea Cosma, administrator of MC Trans, a Romanian company with over 13 years’ experience in tank transport and more than 30 vehicles, decided in 2017 that it was a price he didn’t need to pay – while still minimizing downtime and ensuring fleet efficiency.
Instead of carrying spare wheels on each of his 24 vehicles, the company began using Goodyear’s ServiceLine24h emergency service. If there is a tyre-related incident on any vehicle, anywhere in Europe, ServiceLine24 ensures that it will be back on the road in two hours maximum.
“We have eliminated the spare wheels because they represented an additional cost. They had to be checked periodically and very often they went out of production and we could no longer use them together with those mounted on the vehicle. Since we began using ServiceLine24, both we and the drivers are confident that they will arrive safe at their destination. In addition, both fuel consumption (no need to transport the spare wheel anymore) and costs have decreased, given that the price of spare wheels is higher than the cost of interventions in a year. "