02 Apr Building TyreOps With The Environment in Mind
How We Aim To Make The Industry More Environmentally Friendly
In September 2019, National Geographic posted this article about how tyres contribute to pollution and recent research about it. Due to their mixed composition of rubber and plastic, tyres are rarely identified amongst the main polluters even though research shows that it is a common contributor; tyres are making their way to our oceans and rivers through tyre wear and underdeveloped tyre disposal procedures. According to the research group “The Tire Industry Project”, 31% of all tyre disposals worldwide end up in landfills or stockpiled. Also, because drivers and fleet businesses don’t tend to manage data on tyre-life, it’s up to tyre businesses to optimise tyres either to be prolonged, re-treaded or recycled, as well as managing disposed tyres straight from removal to avoid tyres being disposed of early.
Our team researched this topic as we wanted to explore how TyreOps could play an important role in facilitating this data management so that as many tyres as possible are prolonged or re-treaded, and non-re-treaded tyres are disposed of properly, ideally to be recycled. TyreOps streamlines this process providing an audit tracker that keeps record of and connects service providers with tyre waste companiestherefore supporting both types of businesses to become more environmentally friendly through the following innovative features:
- Digital Casing Return & Tyre Disposal Management
Building our Stock Control module, we wanted to make sure that users can keep records of casings and disposals, as well as the credit received for them. By tracking retail, commercial and specialty tyres as soon as they are removed from the vehicle, you can accurately report and easily manage where your tyres’ originate from and their final destination. We continue to build on this feature so that users meet their own environmental goals and can even utilise it as a USP to gain new business.
- Job Module Integration
When using the TyreOps job module, users can select the casing destination of removed tyres, which is automatically recorded in the Stock Control module. Thus, you can link every job with customer owned, casing or disposing tyres, having greater accuracy and visibility of removed tyres and better data to make decisions on tyres to be re-treaded, recycled or disposed of safely.
- Keep digital records of casing returns and tyre disposals
We wanted to give you effortless access to your casing and disposal records, so you don’t need to worry about not having the information you need to guarantee compliance with audits.
- Increase use of Customer Own Property tyres
TyreOps was built in mind of maximising fleet optimisation. With the Tyre Network feature, companies using TyreOps can see their Customer Own Property tyres stocked across their own depots and depots of other service providers in their network who take care of sites on the contract holders’ behalf. This unique feature provides better utilisation of your current tyre stock, prolongs tyre-life by clear visibility of customers stock, and cost optimisation for both the tyre businesses and customers.
The ocean, environment and wildlife need the tyre industry to innovate and become more sustainable – now more than ever. We have deployed a great effort to ensure that TyreOps contributes to tyre businesses becoming not only more efficient but also sustainable. We are on this journey with you and our efforts to help you make your business, and thus the tyre industry as a whole, more sustainable.
Director, System Designer & Content Writer at TyreOps. Formerly a system designer at a major tyre manufacturer headquartered in the UK, forever ambitious for his own good, and always pushing initiatives forward.
Joe has spent 10+ years in the tyre industry where he led the charge in technological innovation in tyre operations. In 2018, after years believing those tech challenges would be easily solved by big software companies, he decided to embark in a mission to develop software that is designed for the tyre industry and its particular needs. He and his team threw themselves into research and design tests to help all people in tyre businesses operate efficiently.