Bus Tyre Management Saves $1,000+ per year per bus

Bears Tyre Tracker tyre management service was launched back in 2003 so we now have the benefit of hindsight of over 12 years of data captured across over 1,800 vehicles ...
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Is the right person managing your fleet? (Part 2)

Tyres Following the strong impact of his recent comments on tyre cost cutting practices by naive truck fleet managers, independent national expert Mr Brad Bearman has now provided actual data ...
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Is the right person managing your fleet? (Part 1)

Tyres – Part 1 Let’s be frank about it, cost cutting is king in truck fleet management, but an unwanted side effect  is seeing the wrong type of person into ...
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Cannibals Eat Into Trailer Tyre Market

A new pain point with strong parallels to the ill-fated pink batts scheme is just beginning to emerge in the Australian truck and trailer sector, according to a longstanding independent ...
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The Catch 22 of Self Servicing

Here's an example of a client that decided to look after their own rotation management after years of servicing  through Bears Tyres and the Bears Tyre Tracker.  These charts are ...
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Specialised Consultancy Launched For Truck Fleet Operators

Truck tyre maintenance specialist Bear’s Tyres has launched what is arguably Australia’s first independent ‘specialised tyre maintenance consultancy’ for truck fleet operators. Managing Director of the company, Mr Brad Bearman, ...
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Exposing The Depth Test Myth On Truck Tyre Grooves

A leading independent tyre management consultant is adamant that the longstanding industry practice of depth-testing tread grooves in truck tyres is a poor way of analysing if a costly truck ...
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Tyre Truths And Tattles

Every fleet operator out there would know that when it comes to costs, its fuel that’s number 1, followed very closely by tyres at the number two spot. Yet whilst ...
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Tyre Retreads : Industry’s Mythical Fear

It is time the many myths surrounding the retreading of truck tyres and those of other commercial fleets are dispelled, according to Australia's only independent national tyre management specialist. There seems to be a ...
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Airport Trucks Beat The Twists And Turns

The rapid influence of the world first Bear’s Tyre Tracker in maximising the lifespan of tyres has now gone beyond the traditional, mainstream road truck fleet and into more specialised ...
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Wheel Warranty Evasion A Thing Of The Past

Transport managers and fleet operators that have to squabble with tyre dealerships over warranties on a national basis now have a way around this problem. The point of contention has ...
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Wheel Service Personnel Drought Beaten

Unlike in the 1970s and 1980s, young people in the Australian workforce today don't find the art of tyre changing such an attractive career proposition. Although the lack of general ...
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Singapore Rubber Plant A Warning For Price Hikes

The fact that the world’s leading synthetic rubber company Lanxess has brought forward its plans to build a new butyl rubber facility in Singapore is a strong message for all ...
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Disclosure For Government Bus Administrators The Wheel Deal

A forecast international increase in the price of rubber is about to throw a new challenge to the State governments of Australia. Government bus fleets will find that the price ...
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Data Manager Helps Eliminate Human Frailty In Transport And Freight Sector

Human error in the freight and transport sector is normally inadvertently done but consequences can be very costly. In the transport, freight and logistics sectors, frequent movements of stock and ...
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Premature Stripping Laid Bare

Huge sums of money are being wasted by transport fleet operators purely because some of their suppliers are actually doing too much. Buses, vans and trucks all seem to be ...
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Cheap Tyres Or Expensive – Maintenance Matters

"Retreads can fail from wear and tear but in many cases the cost of a well maintained retread beats that of the Chinese tyre and when done properly will actually outperform it." The never-ending debate among truck ...
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Transporters And Fleets Can Monitor Tyre Warranties Nationally

Transport companies, couriers, bus and coach operators and any other fleet owners working nationally or over a large area now have an option in maintaining tyre warranties either than solely ...
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An End To Disappearing Tyre Plague For Fleets Owners And Transporters

To truck owners and transporters, tyre rorting is one of those commonplace nationwide problems yet an issue which most fail to address adequately and some refuse to admit to themselves ...
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‘Tyred’ old case must align to avoid too hard basket

Across all industries, tyre cases from transport vehicles of all sizes are being wastefully discarded when only the most basic of care can easily extend their lifespan by at least ...
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Bears Tyres Heritage

This is the text of an article (shown below) published in the mid 1960s about the founder of Bears Tyres. Today Bear's Tyres still operates with same principles to get ...
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