Relationship Management Is Key To Managing Tire Supply Most Effectively

In a recent blog, David Nitzsche of AmeriQuest explains that while fleet owners cannot combat increased global demand for tires, they can manage their supply by establishing strong relationships with multiple tire suppliers.

Cherry Hill, NJ (I-Newswire) July 24, 2012 - Buffeted by rising tire prices caused by global environmental forces and the resulting product shortages, fleet owners and executives should take control of the situation by implementing an effective relationship management plan with multiple tire suppliers. David Nitzsche, Vice President, Supply Management, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, said in a blog posting that taking a proactive approach to this "new normal" is the best way for fleets to improve the bottom line and keep trucks rolling.

"The first and maybe most important step they can take is to establish very strong supply agreements with multiple tire manufacturers," he said, adding that single sourcing can lead to a situation where one supplier can have the upper hand when supply gets tight. "When it does become necessary to turn to an alternate supplier, fleet executives well know that agreements aren't put into place quickly, with a typical negotiation with a new dealer taking potentially several months to complete.

"The best way to expand alliances with tier-one and tier-two manufacturers is by joining with other fleets in a network which enables buyers to leverage their buying power with other companies. The move to a multiple supply arrangement like this can help with shortage situations and help prevent a loss of pricing control," Nitzsche said.

By having collaborative alliances with suppliers, fleets can also take advantage of suppliers' depth of knowledge regarding tire specifications. Tire life can be extended and maintenance standardized and minimized by making the correct tire decision the first time.

Nitzsche also discussed how developing a solid retread strategy and running a well-defined tire maintenance program can both contribute significantly to an optimum tire supply management program. View the entire blog article here:

About AmeriQuest

About AmeriQuest Transportation Services

AmeriQuest Transportation Services provides    More..comprehensive lifecycle services designed to help companies that own, operate, or outsource trucking and logistics operations save money, increase productivity, and maximize the value of transportation assets. The Website is

Contact Information

Kate Freer
457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 220
Phone : 8563824713


fleet management   Tires   AmeriQuest  

Published in:


Published On:

July 24, 2012

Print Release:

Print Release

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.

Related Releases

The Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the $6 Million NYSERDA Voucher Program
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that Crosspoint Kinetics' hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding. Owners of private and non-profit, class 3-8 bus and light truck fleets that operate

"Pandora Car Rental" Provides Luxury Cars on Rent for Dalaman Journey
Pandora Car Rental provides car hire and airport transfers services in Dalaman, Turkey. Enriched with latest models cars equipped with all modern amenities suits all budgets. Available on 365 days, 24/7 anytime day or night within Dalaman Region

Best Removals Storage Rates to Solve All Relocating Needs in London UK
Your moving day can be stressful, in order for us to provide you with the correct level of service on your moving day, please ensure that you give us clear, enough and concise information regarding your move.

Limo Company Brings Safety to All Clients in the 2014 Prom Season, Orlando
Prom Season is just around the corner in Orlando. The CEO points out the various safety benefits of hiring a limo service for teenagers during the prom season and assures the prospective clients that the company's limo drivers follow road safety guid

Smart Cars Meet Smart Chargers
The Intelligent Charging project demonstrates the nation's most significant advancement in vehicle charging to date: Bi-directional communication between the car and the charger.