FreshLinc Group fits 100% Michelin tyres on bulk transport fleet
FreshLinc Group has moved its entire bulk transport fleet onto its existing Effitires tyre management contract. The company’s fleet now runs exclusively on Michelin tyres as a result. FreshLinc has grown into one of the UK’s biggest logistics firms, having been established in 2996. It operates four separate divisions – FreshLinc Chilled, FLX Logistics, DirectLinc and FLB – with a combined fleet of approximately 400 commercial vehicles. The company has fitted Michelin tyre for more than a decade.
The FLB fleet’s 22 bulk trailers, including three new Crane Fruehauf tipper trailers, will be fitted with 385/65 R22.5 Michelin X Works T tyres. All tractor units will run on tyres from Michelin’s X Multi regional range. FreshLinc has also specified 14 new DAF XFs for its FLB fleet on Michelin tyres as original equipment.
Tructyre ATS will carry out all tyre fitting, servicing and repairs for FreshLinc at its Spalding base. The customer also benefits from full access to Michelin’s 24/7 ONCall roadside assistance service.
Andy Marchant, fleet engineer at FreshLinc, says: “Our bulk division had been looked after by an independent tyre dealer in the past, but we felt now was the time to move all of our contracted vehicles and trailers onto the same Michelin Effitires policy.
“The move gives me consistency across the fleet and the peace of mind in knowing that all our vehicles are running on premium tyres, maximising fuel efficiency and limiting the chance of any costly downtime.”
The Michelin X Works range is designed for operators which do most of their mileage on road, but need traction and robustness on rough tracks for last-mile collection and deliveries. The FLB trailer fleet frequently transports heavy loads of grain, sugar beet and cereal from agricultural sites across the UK.
X Works’ performance is derived from Michelin’s most advanced technologies. These include Powercoil steel casing cables, which help to make each tyre lighter yet more robust, leading to better endurance and reduced rolling resistance. The range blends low costs per kilometre performance with grip in all weather conditions.
“I’ve had 15 years of experience with the Michelin product, so I know everything there is to know about the performance characteristics of the tyres,” adds Marchant. “This has given me 100 per cent confidence in the product, plus I have always enjoyed fantastic support from the team at Michelin.”