Tag: Fleet Business

Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Newton Abbot-based heating oil and fuel specialist Heltor has returned to a full Michelin tyre policy across its fleet of more than 50 commercial vehicles. Michelin states that the move comes less than two years after switching to a competing premium tyre brand. Following the move, Heltor closely monitored the performance of the new tyres against existing Michelin fitments within the fleet and was able to track the precise tyre cost per kilometre between the two brands.

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Measuring tyre wear & pressure in one pass – Michelin Partners with HGV network AS 24

Measuring tyre wear & pressure in one pass – Michelin Partners with HGV network AS 24

28th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin is teaming up with AS 24, the HGV service station network that fuel company Total runs in 28 countries across Europe, to launch a new automatic tyre inspection service – Fleet Diag 24. The partners will launch their diagnostic offer in March. The rollout begins in a small way, with Fleet Diag 24 initially offered at just three sites in France, however, we can expect to see it introduced at many more of the 986 AS 24 outlets in the UK and Europe.

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Michelin grows tyre contract with Huntapac Produce

Michelin grows tyre contract with Huntapac Produce

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has renewed a five-year tyre contract with one of the largest vegetable and salad producers in the UK. Preston-based Huntapac Produce signed the Effitires agreement following a competitive tender which pitched the manufacturer against rival brands. Michelin will continue to fit X Multi regional tyres across the firm’s fleet of more than 190 commercial vehicle assets, which includes 64 trucks, 62 refrigerated trailers, 55 bulk tipping trailers, three curtainsiders and two low loaders.

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Lex Autolease selects Kwik Fit for ‘record’ supply agreement

Lex Autolease selects Kwik Fit for ‘record’ supply agreement

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has announced the agreement of a major deal with Lex Autolease, the UK’s biggest vehicle contract hire and leasing provider. The six-year agreement covers tyre and associated services and is the largest deal by value and forecast tyre volume that Kwik Fit has ever secured with a major contract hire and leasing company.

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Michelin, HDI partner for fleet risk reduction

Michelin, HDI partner for fleet risk reduction

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin and commercial insurance provider HDI Global SE have entered into a partnership to reduce road risk for vehicle fleets. Fleet vehicles will be equipped with a connected box to collect driving data, which is processed and fed back to the driver via the Ideal Driver Pro application and to the fleet manager via an indicator report. Through this method each vehicle will produce a “driving score,” designed to increase understanding of the impact of driving behaviour on claims rates, and to identify risky driving behaviours and provide professionals with the necessary means to raise awareness and train drivers with a coaching module.

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Kwik Fit taking Alphabet partnership into third decade

Kwik Fit taking Alphabet partnership into third decade

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The long-standing relationship between Kwik Fit and Alphabet (GB) Limited has been extended by a new sole-supply contract. This latest agreement with the fleet leasing and business mobility specialist will see Kwik Fit continue its supply of tyres and a range of ancillary services across Alphabet’s fleet of almost 140,000 company cars and vans for at least three more years.

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Chichester Council extends Bandvulc supply/management contract

Chichester Council extends Bandvulc supply/management contract

9th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Chichester District Council has extended its tyre supply and management contract with Bandvulc for its fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz ‘Econic’ refuse collection vehicles for a further two years.

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USA: Acquisition strengthens Goodyear’s fleet business

17th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its company-owned presence in the US Midwest through the purchase of Raben Tire for an undisclosed sum. The Indiana-based company operates several retreading facilities as well as more than 30 tyre and service outlets that cater to fleet and private customers.

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Michelin policy ‘boosts tyre performance’ – DJ Coaches

Michelin policy ‘boosts tyre performance’ – DJ Coaches

16th December 2019 | 0 Comments

DJ Coaches is to adopt a 100 per cent Michelin policy after in-house tyre data showed that its Michelin tyres typically last up to 140,000km longer than a premium competitor brand fitted as original equipment to newer vehicles in the fleet.

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Sonic Rail Services fits new Michelin X Multi HD D

Sonic Rail Services fits new Michelin X Multi HD D

11th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Sonic Rail Services (SRS) is one of the first operators in the country to enjoy the benefits of Michelin’s latest X Multi HD D tyres. The rail infrastructure business is trialling the 315/80 R22.5 fitments on its flagship Volvo FH16 750 tractor unit and plans to roll out the tyres across the remainder of its heavy fleet.

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Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader wins third innovation award in 2019

Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader wins third innovation award in 2019

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear’s Drive-Over-Reader has received three industry awards in 2019, recognising the fleet tyre monitoring and management tool. The system won its latest accolade on 27 November when it was announced as the winner of the 2019 IoMobility 'Mobility Innovation' award by #Innovability. The annual IoMobility Awards honour innovative companies and products that address the challenges of “smart mobility” in Italy. Goodyear's Drive-Over-Reader first received a prize in the 'Mobility Innovation' category, after being evaluated by a jury of more than 20 experts from the transport industry.

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European fleets participating in Goodyear/Redspher intelligent tyre programme

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is working with transport and logistics group Redspher on a pilot programme that pairs sensor-equipped Goodyear intelligent tyres with Redspher’s Rubiwin shared services platform. Under this partnership, the tyres will be fitted to high-mileage use delivery and service vans operated by fleets that are connected to Rubiwin. This will enable the ‘fast-capture’ of relevant data from these vehicles.

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Sonic Rail Services fits Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre

Sonic Rail Services fits Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre

2nd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Sonic Rail Services (SRS) is fitting the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre on its entire van fleet. The decision follows a trial which highlighted the tyre’s safety benefits and savings potential, the rail infrastructure business said.

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Pentalver praises Bridgestone’s products and services

Pentalver praises Bridgestone’s products and services

29th November 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the UK’s biggest freight haulage companies has given its endorsement to Bridgestone’s suite of commercial tyre services. Pentalver, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), which offers a range of container services including road haulage and container conversions, operates a fleet of over 350 tractor units and 900 trailers in the UK - all fitted on a combination of Bridgestone’s latest generation Ecopia H002 tyres and Bandag retread products.

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Meyer Logistik ‘maximises uptime’ with Goodyear Total Mobility

Meyer Logistik ‘maximises uptime’ with Goodyear Total Mobility

18th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Temperature-sensitive goods transport fleet Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co has signed a Goodyear Total Mobility fleet management contract. The partnership comprises the tyre manufacturer’s latest generation of fuel-efficient tyres, launched earlier in 2019, predictive digital solutions and the support of the pan-European service network TruckForce. “Punctuality and uptime are key in our operations. Particularly in the case of temperature-controlled transportation, any downtime of a vehicle may entail significant follow-up costs.” says Christopher Steyer, head of fleet and project management at Meyer Logistik.

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