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Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Businesses could be extending their tyre replacement intervals and taking advantage of greater efficiency savings if company car and van drivers were encouraged to take greater care of their tyres, advises Michelin’s fleet team. The tyre manufacturer is prompting fleet managers to remind drivers of four simple steps they can take to extend tyre life, improve uptime, cut running costs and reduce environmental impact.

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Fintyre wins Milan public transport tender

2nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian distributor of replacement tyres, Fintyre has been awarded the tender for the supply of tyres for public transport vehicles, launched by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi), with an auction base of 2.632 million euro.

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Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Michelin Fleet Panel have requested Transport Select Committee member and MP for Stoke-On-Trent South, Jack Brereton, to seek clarity from the government on tax changes in preparation for the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) from April 2020.

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Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Boughey Distribution, part of NWF Group, is rolling out Michelin’s EffiTrailer telematics system across all 236 trailers in its fleet. The move follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres. which demonstrated the potential further safety and efficiency improvements of the technology. The Nantwich-based logistics firm ran EffiTrailer on 12 standard length trailers and 10 Longer Semi-Trailers (LSTs) for more than a year, collecting a wealth of data and experience, before making the investment.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein has been selected as tyre supplier for Lowland Rescue and Kent Central Ambulance services. The services join Medi 4 Ambulance Service in using the manufacturer’s products on their fleets.

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Goodyear Proactive Solutions wins at International Bus Sustainability Awards 2019

Goodyear Proactive Solutions wins at International Bus Sustainability Awards 2019

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Drive-Over-Reader, an automated tyre analysis and control system, has won first place at the International Bus Sustainability Awards in the ‘Tyres and Tyre Management’ category. The awards honour innovative companies and products that address the challenges of global sustainability. Thomas Sauer, marketing specialist for Goodyear Proactive Solutions EMEA received the award for Goodyear at the award ceremony in Berlin on 18 March, 2019.

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North Wales Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin tyre policy

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin tyre policy

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service will fit Michelin tyres across its 100 heavy fire appliances, in the service’s first major tyre policy change in 20-plus years. Its vehicles are used to respond to around 3,200 fires, 500 road traffic collisions and 500 other emergency incidents annually. The new tyre policy mirrors that operated by the two other Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales. The Michelin X Multi Z all-position tyres will be supplied and fitted by Tructyre ATS, with a small amount of fitment work undertaken by the service’s own in-house workshops, on a predominantly 15-tonne Volvo truck fleet.

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Compilator invests in fleet business with Inforoute acquisition

Compilator invests in fleet business with Inforoute acquisition

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Compilator has acquired Inforoute, a provider of software for fleet servicing companies, such as Truck Tyre Manager Vision and Inspector Link. The company said that the acquisition is part of its continued investment in fleet services for tyre businesses. Adding Inforoute to its business is a means of leading that expansion, Compilator adds, with Inforoute online fleet inspection software to be launched in all Compilator markets across Northern Europe.

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Yokohama to make debut at CV Show 2019

Yokohama to make debut at CV Show 2019

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has announced that it will to exhibit at the Commercial Vehicle Show for the first time in 2019 (30 April – 2 May, NEC Birmingham). The tyre manufacturer will use the event to showcase its range of van, 4x4 and high performance tyres suited to a wide range of fleet and vehicle applications. Its decision to exhibit reinforces Yokohama’s growing interest in the van tyre market. Its latest fleet fitments include specialist aviation logistics company, Comet Car Hire (CCH) and leading European logistics business, X One Wholesale.

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Midland Heart and LeasePlan UK announce new strategic partnership

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

Midland Heart and vehicle management group LeasePlan UK have announced a new partnership to supply contracted vehicles for their housing services and maintenance.

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Business travel set to decline by 25 per cent in next five years – Sewells

4th February 2019 | 0 Comments

A significant proportion of companies are actively seeking both to reduce business travel and to cut the number of employees commuting to the workplace, research by Sewells has found. The study of more than 1,000 British business leaders found the changes were being driven by the cost of travel, its environmental impact and its negative impact on staff productivity.

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X One Wholesale fleet to run on Yokohama winter van tyre

X One Wholesale fleet to run on Yokohama winter van tyre

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

X One Wholesale has fitted its fleet of delivery vehicles with Yokohama’s W*Drive WY01 winter tyre. The leading European logistics business, which guarantees its customers timed deliveries no matter the weather conditions, chose the winter tyre to ensure full mobility and safety this winter.

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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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