Michelin launched its new generation of truck tyres at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show in the UK and Ireland, stating that the new fitments deliver 15-20 per cent more mileage than the current Michelin X MultiWay 3D series, at no extra cost. The new X Multi tyre line-up has been designed to supply users with the lowest cost per kilometre and high levels of grip in all weather conditions throughout the life of the tread. Michelin has made the new tyres available immediately in four key fitments: 315/70R22.5 multi-position and drive tyres and 385/55R22.5 steer and trailer tyres. The range will be expanded with the launch of 295/60R22.5 and 315/60R22.5 X Multi D in September 2017 and then the 315/70R22.5 X Multi D Remix early in 2018.
Leicester-based bulk aggregate haulier BMD Transport claims to have cut its monthly tyre bill by 25 per cent after switching to a Michelin policy. The family-run company reported the savings soon after switching its entire fleet to the premium fitments, and expects to see further reductions in running costs as it takes advantage of the tyres’ multiple lives.
Michelin has extended its accidental damage guarantee for regional tyres across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) to a wider range of fitments. The company’s X Multi Guarantee now covers 37 tyre sizes, including Michelin’s most popular products on the replacement and original equipment markets. This marks an increase of 34 fitments from the previous scheme – and includes all X Multi and X MultiWay regional tyres, in all available sizes.
Cornwall-based Hart’s Haulage has switched to a 100 per cent Michelin policy, after a trial revealed the premium tyres deliver “cost-efficiency, reliability and longevity”. The family-run company, which operates from a depot near the picturesque town of Redruth, previously operated a mixed tyre policy, but made the move to Michelin following a trial with a set of X MultiWay 3D XDE drive and XZE all-position tyres.
Vegetable grower, packer and distributor Huntapac Produce has renewed its Effitires by Michelin solutions contract for three years, trusting the tyre management package to help the family-run firm deliver excellent customer service – and fresh produce – all-year-round. The price-per-kilometre (PPK) deal covers 100 per cent of the company’s mixed fleet of 58 Iveco, Scania and Volvo tractor units, plus 63 refrigerated and 41 tipper trailers.
Northern Ireland-based haulier Sawyers Transport has signed up to Michelin solutions’ Effitires tyre management system. The company said it expects the programme to streamline tyre administration and management for the company’s 550 commercial vehicle assets.
The most northerly haulage company on the UK mainland is continuing to fit Michelin tyres as original equipment and replacements across its 30-strong heavy truck fleet, nearly 100 years after its Michelin policy began. Scrabster-based D Steven & Son, which also has depots in Wick, Aberdeen and Glasgow, specifies Michelin’s latest generation 315/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D tyres on its prime movers – all of which are under three years old – claiming the fitments ensure mobility in extreme wet weather and snowy conditions.
Falcon Vehicle Solutions has praised the performance of its Michelin X MultiWay 3D tyres. Mark Waite, operations director at Falcon Vehicle Solutions, says: “We operate in a competitive market, and we find our premium Michelin policy helps to differentiate us from much of the competition.”
Suckling Transport has renewed its Effitires contract with Michelin Solutions. The company wants to increase safety further through effective tyre management. The Effitires contract – Michelin Solutions’ name for an outsourced tyre management deal – covers the entire 168-strong Suckling Transport fleet of tractor units and trailers on a fixed pence per kilometre (PPK) contract.
Coach and bus operator New Adventure Travel has taken up a predominantly Michelin tyre policy following trials that suggested it could double the lifespan of its existing tyres. The Cardiff-based firm has moved to fitting predominantly 245/70 R 19.5 and 265/70 R19.5 Michelin XZE2+ tyres on its service buses and 315/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D XZEs on its coaches.
Liverpool based B&M signed a new tyre maintenance deal with ATS Euromaster at the beginning of 2014. The retailer says it has reduced its commercial vehicle tyre spend by 30 per cent. Before securing the new deal, ATS Euromaster completed a full tyre audit of B&M’s fleet using its new electronic inspection tool, FleetSure.
Michelin has selected the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 to host an exclusive international preview of its new 385/65 R 22.5 X Multi T trailer tyre – which will be officially launched this summer. Michelin says the 385/65 X Multi T, which is designed for national and regional operations, will enable fleets to drive even greater […]
Data derived from tests conducted by independent certification organisations TÜV Süd Automotive and Dekra backs Michelin’s fuel efficiency and safety claims for its current long distance and regional commercial vehicle tyres. TÜV Süd compared the Michelin X Line Energy long-distance tyres against four competing brands in June 2013 on a Mercedes Benz Actros 1842, with a gross train weight of 40 tonnes and equipped with new tyres. In July Dekra compared the Michelin X MultiWay 3D regional tyre against three competing brands fitted on a Mercedes Benz 1820, loaded to a gross vehicle weight of 18 tonnes and equipped with new tyres that were two-thirds worn. Both tests were requested by Michelin and were designed to recreate “real world” conditions.