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Transport Companies Impressed with Conti Hybrid Tire Line

28/03/2017
Picture Hans Den Hartogh, Den Hartogh Logistics

Hans Den Hartogh, Den Hartogh Logistics: “We can recommend the use of Conti Hybrid – the tires are impressive.”

  • Conti Hybrid tire line impresses in practice
  • Drivers and fleet operators confirm cost-effectiveness and safety
    of the universal tire concept 
  • Sustainable cost optimization thanks to retreading solutions

Selecting the right tires for the intended use helps transport companies optimize the operating costs of their fleet. The practical experience transport companies from the Netherlands and Belgium have, has proven that the cost-effectiveness offered by Conti Hybrid tires is not an empty promise. 

Renowned global logistics service provider from the Netherlands, Den Hartogh, specializes in transporting chemicals. The safe handling of vehicles in all weather conditions is the top priority both for its drivers and management. The company uses the Conti Hybrid tire line both on its tractor units and towed units. As Hans den Hartogh, who is responsible for the Trucking & Equipment Services department at the company, explains, “With Conti Hybrid tires, our drivers feel safe and in control at all times. We are also pleased with the fuel efficiency of the tires. Overall, we can recommend the use of Conti Hybrid – the tires are impressive.”

Steven Meeus, Eskatrans

Steven Meeus, owner of Eskatrans uses Conti Hybrid 315/70 R 22.5 on steer and drive axles and 385/55 R 22.5 and 385/65 R 22.5 for trailer axles. He is delighted that the Conti Hybrid HD3 drive axle tire is now also available as a hot-retreaded ContiRe tire.

Belgian forwarding agent Eskatrans, which specializes in container transport, also relies on Continental for its tires. The Eskatrans fleet is comprised of almost 40 semi-trailer tractors and more than 40 container chassis. The Conti Hybrid size 315/70 R 22.5 is used for its steering and drive axles and sizes 385/55 R 22.5 and 385/65 R 22.5 are used for trailer axles. The owner of Eskatrans, Steven Meeus, is delighted that the Conti Hybrid HD3 drive axle tire is now also available as a hot-retreaded tire. For him, the hot-retreaded ContiRe is an important element for making his fleet more environmentally friendly. “We also equip our vehicles with retreaded ContiRe tires because we are convinced of the quality and cost-efficiency. In addition, using ContiRe tires also contributes to significantly reducing CO2 emissions and conserving the environment."

Frank_Walloch_Head_of_Product_Development_Continental_Truck_Tires_EMEA

Dr. Frank Walloch, Head of Product Development Continental Truck Tires EMEA

Frank Walloch, head of development for Continental truck and bus tires in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), is very satisfied with the consistently positive feedback from the transport industry. “We developed the Conti Hybrid tire for combined use on regional roads and highways. Our aim was to maximize tire mileage, minimize fuel consumption, and further increase retreading capability to support fleet operators in sustainably optimizing their fleet costs.” 

About:Den Hartogh BVEskatrans bvba
Headquarters: Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
36 branches worldwide
Turnhout, Belgium

Founded: 19202003
Fleet: 550 tractors,
400 tank trailers, 
900 container chassis, 
18.500 tank containers
38 semi-trailer tractors,
1 breakdown truck, 
40 universal container chassis,
3 combi container chassis, 
1 20-foot container chassis

 



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Anna Stuhlmeier
Jürgen Sorg

Head of Media Relations & PR
Truck Tires EMEA

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