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Michelin TPMS light fleet system offers peace of mind for towing solutions

Michelin TPMS light fleet system offers peace of mind for towing solutions

8th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Cheshire-based Towing Solutions has praised the Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System Light Fleet a year after it was fitted as offering “ultimate peace of mind” during its trailer towing training courses. The system, developed by Wheely-Safe, is currently fitted to two different specification trailers towed by the firm’s Hyundai Tucson, with the aim to introduce the system across the remaining two trailers and two caravans in the fleet.

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Eavesway Travel fits Apollo Tyres’ Endurace range to executive coach fleet

Eavesway Travel fits Apollo Tyres’ Endurace range to executive coach fleet

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

UK-based Eavesway Travel has specified Apollo Tyres’ Endurace range as fitment on 30 executive coaches in operation on the company’s Eavesway Cruiselink operation. With decades of experience in catering for cruise passengers, Eavesway Travel’s premier coach service offers transport to the main cruise providers from major towns and cities across the UK.

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Fleets say electric vehicles will become ‘dominant’ in next 10 years

10th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Electric vehicles are expected to become dominant in 89 per cent of fleets before the end of the next decade, according to a new study by Geotab. Almost half of today’s surveyed fleets (46 per cent) in the UK have no electric vehicles but nine out of 10 UK-based fleet managers expect them to play a dominant role in their company’s fleet before 2028.

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DVSA targets older truck tyres in new crackdown

3rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has begun a crackdown on tyres that are more than 10 years old. As part of Road Safety Week, the DVSA has updated its Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, to ensure large vehicles remain safe to drive by limiting the use of old tyres.

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Bruce’s Coaches get ‘up to 130,000km’ more from Michelin National Express routes

Bruce’s Coaches get ‘up to 130,000km’ more from Michelin National Express routes

30th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bruce’s Coaches operates some of National Express’s longest routes between Scotland and the south of England, with 14 Scania Caetano Levante coaches, which cover more than 5.6 million kilometres each year. The company recently moved this fleet to Michelin tyres and has reported some startling statistics; it says the brand’s drive axle tyres last up to 130,000km further compared to the previously fitted competitor brand.

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John Lewis Partnership to phase out all diesel heavy trucks by 2028

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The John Lewis Partnership will switch from diesel-powered heavy trucks to 100 per cent renewable biomethane-powered versions by 2028, a move the company states will cut its HGV emissions by more than 80 per cent.

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Shire Aggregates specifies Michelin X Works tyre after trial highlights savings

Shire Aggregates specifies Michelin X Works tyre after trial highlights savings

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Shire Aggregates has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 12 new MAN 32-tonne 8x4 tippers and adopted a Michelin policy as standard for future tyre purchases. The decision came after a trial set of Michelin X Works tyres demonstrated potential savings of “more than £26,000 a year” in running costs, the company states.

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Tructyre Fleet Management adopts Ctrack advanced telematics targeting driver behaviour

Tructyre Fleet Management adopts Ctrack advanced telematics targeting driver behaviour

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Commercial tyre management specialist Tructyre Fleet Management, has adopted an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack, an Inseego company, which will be used to help monitor and improve driver behaviour and fleet productivity. Tructyre will use the web-based vehicle tracking system across a fleet of more than 150 vans and HGVs to achieve greater visibility across the company’s UK operation. It will also be used alongside integrated driver communication, fleet management and reporting tools. This should increase staff engagement, gain operational control and realise added performance insight, the company states.

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Avon launches new AV12 van tyre at Fleet Live

Avon launches new AV12 van tyre at Fleet Live

9th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has unveiled its latest van product – the AV12 – at Fleet Live this week, offering van drivers the chance to improve fuel efficiency and save on running costs.

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Port Express signs Vacu-Lug Tyre Management for compliance, efficiency

Port Express signs Vacu-Lug Tyre Management for compliance, efficiency

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

UK container transport service company Port Express has selected Vacu-Lug Tyre Management as its dedicated tyre management solutions partner. The company operates a fleet of more than 90 vehicles and 150 dedicated trailers from its depots in Felixstowe, Southampton and Birmingham. Port Express will utilise Vacu-Lug’s Tyre Rescue service to reduce downtime.

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Fleet successes point to ‘bright future’ for Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

Fleet successes point to ‘bright future’ for Michelin TPMS Light Fleet

20th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Bri-Stor Systems, the UK’s largest manufacturer of light commercial vehicle conversions and van storage, will have fitted more than 1,000 Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System Light Fleet kits throughout a number of major fleets by the start of 2019.

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Electric bin lorries to be trialled by Veolia

19th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Veolia will be trialling electric refuse collection vehicles (RCV) in Sheffield charged by power derived from the waste they have collected. The project will see two 26 tonne RCVs converted from diesel to electric power in a scheme to accelerate the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles

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LeasePlan UK confirms two new appointments to UK managing board

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

LeasePlan UK, one of the world’s leading vehicle management groups, has announced the appointment of two senior roles within the UK business; Chris Black as commercial director and Steve Jones as director for future fleet solutions, with both taking up positions on the UK managing board immediately.

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HSS Hire rolls out Michelin’s Wheely-Safe Light system after trial demonstrates fuel savings

HSS Hire rolls out Michelin’s Wheely-Safe Light system after trial demonstrates fuel savings

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

HSS Hire is expanding its use of newly launched tyre pressure management system (TPMS) Wheely-Safe Light across 250 vans after seeing improved fuel economy and reduced tyre wear during a four-month trial.

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Successful trial sees Wheely-Safe light TPMS installed on 90 Welsh ambulances

Successful trial sees Wheely-Safe light TPMS installed on 90 Welsh ambulances

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre pressure management system (TPMS) Wheely-Safe Light has been installed on 90 Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust emergency vehicles after proving its worth during extensive trials earlier this year.

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