XPO Logistics awards pan-European tyre management contract to Michelin solutions

Michelin solutions has been awarded a major contract with XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, to provide a tailored tyre management solution across nearly 80 per cent of its 17,000-strong European fleet. The three-year agreement marks one of the largest and most complex commercial vehicle tyre contracts in the sector…


Michelin solutions wins back five-year tyre contract with Abellio

Passenger transport operator Abellio has appointed Michelin solutions to supply, fit and manage the tyres across its 800-strong bus fleet on a cost-per-mile EFFITIRES™ contract for the next five years. It sees Abellio return to fitting Michelin after moving to a rival manufacturer in 2012. The new agreement has been structured to deliver maximum compliance…


42 per cent of medium and large fleets could be missing out on tyre-related savings

An estimated 42 per cent of truck fleets in the UK operating 51 or more vehicles are still purchasing tyres on a transactional basis and managing them in-house – a process which Michelin solutions says is likely increasing their costs and environmental footprint. Paul Davey, Commercial Director of Michelin solutions North Europe, says: “Tyres are…


Michelin solutions tyre management contract the perfect recipe for Allied Bakeries

Allied Bakeries’ fleet of more than 940 trucks and trailers will continue to run on Michelin tyres for at least the next three years, after renewing its EFFITIRES™ tyre management contract with Michelin solutions. The agreement covers 100 per cent of Allied Bakeries’ mixed DAF, IVECO and Mercedes-Benz fleet of 596 rigid trucks and 150…


Michelin solutions seals telematics package deal with DS Smith

Paper and corrugated packaging producer DS Smith is rolling out Michelin solutions’ trailer telematics programme across its entire 207-strong fleet, after reporting zero trailer tyre-related breakdowns during a 40-unit, six-month pilot project. The EFFITRAILER™ telematics units are being fitted to 207 single-deck SDC Trailers curtainsiders as factory-fit original equipment, and delivered as part of a…


EFFITRAILER™ pilot lights the way for Flogas

Flogas Britain has commenced a six-month pilot project to trial Michelin solutions’ EFFITRAILER™ programme, in a move designed to maximise trailer safety, compliance, and boost efficiency through increased trailer fleet optimisation. Michelin solutions has retrofitted the programme’s telematics to 21 trailers divided across Flogas’ liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker trailer…


Michelin solutions secures De Rijke Northern Europe renewal

European transport specialist De Rijke Northern Europe B.V. has appointed Michelin solutions to manage the tyres across a fleet of 160 tractor units and 660 trailers based in The Netherlands, Belgium and UK for the next three years, following a competitive tender which pitched the Michelin brand against several premium competitors. The EFFITIRES™ contract –…


Openfield reaps benefits of Michelin solutions tyre management policy

A co-operative that helps harvest, store, and market crops for more than 3,500 farmers across the UK has boosted its transport fleet’s productivity, after appointing Michelin solutions to manage its tyres. The three-year, price-per-kilometre EFFITIRES™ deal replaces a transactional agreement with a competing premium tyre brand, and covers Openfield’s 36 Scania and Volvo trucks, plus…


Michelin solutions on board with McGill’s Buses

McGill’s Buses has signed up to a Michelin solutions tyre management programme for five more years, citing the company’s “fantastic support” as key to its decision to renew. The EFFITIRES™ contract covers 100 per cent of the operator’s more than 400 single- and double-decker buses, and will see Michelin solutions supply, fit and service the…


Michelin solutions UK management team to lead North European region

Michelin solutions UK Commercial Director Paul Davey and Sales Manager Richard Dale have expanded their roles to include functional support to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, in addition to their existing responsibilities within the UK and Ireland. Davey, who is appointed Michelin solutions Commercial Director North European region, explains: “Michelin solutions has been winning…


EFFITRAILER™ system a perfect fit for fashion logistics specialist P&H Contract Services

Road transport and fashion logistics specialist P&H Contract Services is to fit Michelin solutions’ EFFITRAILER™ system to 20 trailers as part of an ongoing fleet renewal, after the telematics package proved “incredibly useful” during a pilot scheme. Michelin solutions’ EFFITRAILER ™ system is built upon the installation of dedicated trailer telematics equipment, and includes an…


Capper Trading fuels company growth with EFFITIRES™ programme

Fuel and bulk animal feed distribution specialist Capper Trading has signed up its entire fleet to Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ tyre management programme, with the move offering the company’s executives “the freedom to focus on growing our core businesses”. The three-year deal covers the Northern Irish firm’s 36 DAF and Volvo tractor units and rigid trucks,…


Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ programme a perfect fit for bus operator Rotala

Bus operator Rotala has signed up to Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ tyre management programme, ruling the comprehensive system as just the ticket for its 650 single- and double-deckers. The five-year pence-per-mile contract covers the combined fleet of Rotala’s five subsidiary bus operations: Diamond Bus, Diamond Bus North West, Hallmark Connections, Preston Bus and Wessex Bus, plus…


Michelin solutions unveils next-generation EFFITRAILER™ telematics

Michelin solutions has announced a suite of upgrades to its EFFITRAILER™ telematics programme, reaffirming its commitment to helping road transport firms lower their operating costs and increase profitability through trailer fleet optimisation. The dedicated trailer telematics programme’s software was designed to be upgradable from launch, and can now provide three additional system abilities: asset ID,…


Michelin solutions Go-Ahead with EFFITIRES™ extension

A history of superb service and top-notch tyre technology has seen UK transport company Go-Ahead renew a 20-year relationship with Michelin, after agreeing a three-year contract for the continued support of Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ comprehensive tyre management programme. The price-per-mile deal will cover 100 per cent of Go-Ahead’s expanding bus fleet – 4,800 vehicles –…


EFFITIRES™ contract renewal just the ticket for Reading Buses

Reading Buses has agreed a three-year renewal of its EFFITIRES™ tyre management contract with Michelin solutions, trusting in the comprehensive programme to help the operator focus on “delivering excellence in public transport”. The pence-per-mile deal covers Reading Buses’ mix of 181 single- and double-decker buses, all of which operate from the company’s central depot in…


Michelin solutions brings DS Smith into EFFITRAILER™ fold

Paper and corrugated packaging producer DS Smith is the latest company to sign up to Michelin solutions’ newly-launched EFFITRAILER ™ telematics programme, fitting the system to 40 single-decker trailers. The EFFITRAILER ™ system is built upon the installation of dedicated trailer telematics equipment, featuring a tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic braking system (EBS) data analysis…


Michelin solutions clocks up three-year EFFITIRES™ renewal at Aspray24

Aspray24 has renewed its EFFITIRES™ contract with Michelin solutions, trusting the comprehensive tyre management programme to “help deliver on the promise our name suggests” – faultless, next-day delivery. The price-per-kilometre deal covers 100 per cent of the company’s 363-strong all-DAF truck fleet which is in operation around the clock, delivering cargoes of all shapes and…


EFFITIRES™ efficacy set in stone at Marshalls

Marshalls, the UK’s leading supplier of hard landscaping products, has signed its 383 road transport assets up to Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ tyre management programme. The price-per-kilometre deal covers 100 per cent of the company’s mixed fleet of 173 DAF, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Volvo tractor units and rigid trucks, plus 210 crane-equipped SDC Trailers. Marshalls’…


Gist named as launch customer for Michelin solutions’ EFFITRAILER™ programme

Supply chain specialist Gist is aiming to increase its reliability and safety and boost efficiency after signing up as the UK launch customer for Michelin solutions’ new EFFITRAILER ™ programme. EFFITRAILER ™ centres around the installation of dedicated trailer telematics equipment, featuring an on-board datalink, tyre pressure monitoring system and electronic braking system (EBS) data…


Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ package delivers for Abbey Logistics

European liquid, bulk powder and palletised road transport specialist Abbey Logistics has signed up its 730 commercial vehicle assets to EFFITIRES™ by Michelin solutions, describing the tyre management package as “a perfect fit for our operations”. The price-per-vehicle deal covers 100 per cent of the company’s 300-strong fleet of tractor units, which includes 280 DAF…


Kevin Lawton appointed Michelin solutions Bus and Coach Sales Manager

Michelin solutions has appointed Kevin Lawton, 47, as UK and Republic of Ireland Bus and Coach Sales Manager. The veteran Michelin employee assumes the role after a nearly six-year stint as UK Operations Manager, firstly at Michelin Fleet Solutions, before continuing with the same role when Michelin solutions was launched in 2013. The role will…


EFFITIRES™ renewal keeps Lancashire’s Huntapac Produce growing strong

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…


EFFITIRES™ contract a tower of strength for Blackpool Transport

Tourists can ‘pier’ at seaside sights in comfort from Blackpool Transport’s buses thanks to EFFITIRES™ by Michelin solutions, after the operator agreed a five-year renewal of the comprehensive tyre management programme. The pence-per-mile deal covers Blackpool Transport’s 38 midibuses, 24 full-size single-deck buses and 73 double-deckers, all of which operate from the company’s central depot…