Michelin Gets TWNA Achievement Award
Michelin North America’s “Durable Technologies” was won the Technical Achievement Award presented by the Truck Writers of North America. The award was announced last week at the annual Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) meetings.
The award recognises a product or service that exhibits technical innovation, has a wide applicability to the trucking industry, offers significant benefits to users and is widely available. The selection committee included Paul Abelson (Road King & Land Line); Tom Berg (Heavy Duty Trucking); Eric Berard (Berard Communications); John Baxter (Randall-Reilly Publishing), Tom Gelinas (Fleet Equipment, sister publication of Tire Review); and James Menzies (Truck News and Truck West).
According to selection committee chairman Berard, “Michelin’s innovation couldn’t have come at a better time. Tyres have always been a major maintenance expense for fleets as well as owner/operators. So, while providing tyres that can last longer without jeopardising safety at a moment where oil prices are at a never seen high, Michelin durable technology helps save the environment as well as save money to the trucking industry. There is no doubt in my mind that the Technical Achievement Award Committee members have made the best choice again this year.” (Tire Review/Akron)