The Vredeveld Group, a Dutch logistics company with a fleet of 125 trucks and 200 semitrailers, has recently integrated Continental’s ContiConnect digital tire monitoring technology into their operations. By implementing this technology, the company aims to streamline their supply chains and reduce costs. Operating from four sites and employing around 200 individuals, the Vredeveld Group has chosen to utilize the ContiConnect Live module, which enables dispatchers at headquarters to locate drivers if a tire is losing pressure.
Mischa Vredeveld, the general manager of the Vredeveld Group, highlighted the various benefits that ContiConnect offers to the company. These include fewer breakdowns, resulting in reduced downtime, fuel savings, and lower CO2 emissions. Continental emphasizes that ContiConnect is designed to ensure that vehicles maintain the correct tire pressures at all times. The company also provides the ContiConnect Yard solution for fleets that return to the depot daily, transmitting tire data as vehicles pass fixed reader stations to streamline fleet management. Bart Piceu, the digital solutions manager at Continental, outlined the tracking function of ContiConnect Live as a particularly important feature. This functionality enables dispatchers at headquarters to locate drivers if a tire is losing pressure, improving overall operational efficiency.