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ON THE ROAD

 

 

BEHIND  EVERY  TRUCKER  IS  A  GOOD  CUP  OF  COFFEE

 

 

Fountain Tire's pop-up java "truck-thru"

for drivers on the fly Sept 19-23

 

 

Fountain Tire is providing a service for truck drivers passing through Box Canyon on the Coquihalla Highway.

 

TANYA ANAND—FOUNTAIN TIRE PHOTO

FRIDAY—

 

one-of-a-kind coffee shop will greet truckers along the Coquihalla Highway in B.C. this week. Fountain Tire has created the Truck-Thru: a drive-thru that tractor trailers can actually drive through. From September 19 – 23 at the Box Canyon Rest Area, the Truck-Thru by Fountain Tire will bring the convenience of a drive-thru to long-haul truckers, serving free coffee and snacks right to their windows.

 

“Most roadside stops aren’t built for truck drivers to get in and out of quickly,” says Nelson Tonn, Vice President Sales at Fountain Tire. “The Truck-Thru is Fountain Tire’s way of saying we understand the challenges drivers face. We want to give back to our customers in the trucking community and meet drivers’ needs right where they are – on the road.”

 

“Transport and delivery vehicles have one thing in common: they need to get where they’re going on time,” continues Tonn. “Downtime can be a major concern for drivers and fleet managers, and something as simple as getting a cup of coffee can cost them time.”

 

Saving truckers time with the Truck-Thru brings to life the company’s brand promise,

 

“We’re on this road together,” and is just one example of how the company is committed to reducing downtime for commercial customers long-term, says Fountain Tire. Whether on or off the road, downtime can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. Fountain Tire works closely with drivers, owner-operators and fleets to ensure their vehicles are running in optimal condition and to minimize how long trucks are down when repairs are required. 

 

Partnerships are a critical element of Fountain Tire’s business model: owner-managers are personally invested in ensuring the highest level of service and strong supplier relationships mean delivering quality products to customers.

 

“Fountain Tire’s partnership approach extends to commercial and fleet customers across Western Canada,” adds Tonn. “We view our customers as partners and believe we have a shared responsibility to take care of their vehicles and fleets as if they are our own.”

 

Fountain Tire provides truck tires, commercial roadside service and is part of Goodyear’s Commercial Tire & Service Network. Each Fountain Tire location combines experienced owners, licensed automotive technicians and high-quality products to form a company dedicated to excellent service.

 

About Fountain Tire

Established in 1956, Fountain Tire is one of Canada’s premier tire and automotive service networks with 160 locations spanning Central and Western Canada from Vaughan, north of Toronto, to Victoria, British Columbia. The company is also a leading provider of tires and tire-related services to commercial truck fleets and off-road vehicles used in the agriculture, oil and gas, mining, and construction sectors. The majority of Fountain Tire managers own equity in their stores. This partnership-based business model combines community-invested store management with corporate intelligence to provide service that truly puts the customer first. The company’s shared ownership business model has enabled it to be named among Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” every year since 1994.

 

 


 


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