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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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Venson Automotive Solutions publishes tyres white paper

24th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Venson Automotive Solutions has published a free white paper on tyres for fleet decision-makers and company car and van drivers. The company states that “all too often price wins over vehicle use, age and mileage when it comes to buying and replacing tyres,” compared to the investment devoted to preparing vehicles for the latest connected technology.

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Patented commercial vehicle wheel security system available to ‘virtually every fleet’

Patented commercial vehicle wheel security system available to ‘virtually every fleet’

17th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Wheely-Safe can now supply its patented wheel security system to fit more than 95 per cent of all medium and heavy commercial vehicles operating in the UK and Irish markets, including buses, coaches, trucks and trailers.

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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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Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Valeo has recently unveiled its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Valeo eDeliver4U was developed in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, which operates popular food delivery service Meituan Waimai.

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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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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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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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RG Contracting to move John Deere fleet to Michelin XeoBib

RG Contracting to move John Deere fleet to Michelin XeoBib

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

RG Contracting plans to move its entire fleet onto Michelin XeoBib agricultural tyres. The Scottish farming business specified the fitments on nine new John Deere tractors, and has been pleased with the results.

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Reynolds Logistics signs new Goodyear Total Mobility five-year contract

Reynolds Logistics signs new Goodyear Total Mobility five-year contract

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Tyres has secured a new five-year partnership with Reynolds Logistics. The family-owned bulk logistics company specialises in the haulage of liquid products, distributing fuels and hazardous goods throughout the UK and Europe. Goodyear will supply the firm with its comprehensive Goodyear Total Mobility offering, including Kmax Gen-2 and Kmax T tyres for trucks, trailers and tankers in the Reynolds Logistics fleet.

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2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final at Goodyear proving ground

2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final at Goodyear proving ground

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Some of Europe’s best truck drivers will gather at the Goodyear proving grounds in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg on September 28 and 29, 2019. They will compete in the 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final. With the event, DAF states it is promoting the skilled and demanding profession supported by its partners Goodyear and Dekra. In total more than 1000 candidates from 30 countries across Europe and beyond registered to compete in the national competitions from March to September.

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