08 November 23
Crane Stranded on the M1 for 12 hours - Going The Extra Mile
This is one of those memorable tyre replacement jobs that took place in September. Tyrenet was contacted some time into the incident. An overseas based mobile crane had a blow out on the M1, somewhere between Junction 14 and 15 on the southbound carriageway near Northampton. The vehicle had been stranded in an emergency layby for over 12 hours at night when Tyrenet received the call. During the next few hours two of our operations team members, Katie and Andy helped to resolve the problem for the driver and the company. The issue that seemed unsolvable was that a replacement tyre couldn’t be found locally and so our search kept widening. One of the key benefits of the Tyrenet network of dealers is that with over 1,000 depots nationwide somebody was bound to have the tyre in question, it was just a case of finding the tyre that was needed. It took some time to find the solution with a lot of phone calls, messages, and emails. In this case the replacement tyre was located at Lincoln over 100 miles from the incident.
The 112 mile journey took over 2 hours to reach the location and so Andy and Katie regularly kept the driver informed of progress as they knew that on top of an already 12 hour wait, alone in a lorry cab alongside the busy M1 in quite a vulnerable place would not be easy, especially as it was an out of hours call on a Saturday and so really eating in to the weekends for all concerned.
A replacement identical tyre a Goodyear 445/75R225 Omnitrac was fitted on the near side rear along with a HPVC and a 30 minute torque at 700NM. Andy also checked up on him after the event to make sure everything went well, the driver said ‘very smoothly and that Tyrenet was a big help’.
01 December 23
October Tyre Troubles and Tribulations 2023
Perhaps a little known fact but as part of the Tyrenet service we collect ‘before and after’ pictures for every job we do. With over 300 call outs for commercial tyre replacements every day
30 November 23
UK Government Greenlights Red Lights for Vehicle Recovery Companies
In a bid to bolster safety measures on the UK's bustling roads, the Government has recently rolled out a groundbreaking plan that grants vehicle recovery companies the authority to use red flashing lights during operations.