Michelin outlines vital checks as lockdowns ease

Tyre maker Michelin is urging motorists and fleet managers to complete essential safety checks before dusting off cars or vans that may have had very little use over the past 12 months. Being parked in one place for a significant period can affect handling, performance and safety, while drivers may also have neglected tyre maintenance…


Michelin tyres will be 100 per cent sustainable by 2050

Inspired by the VISION concept tyre introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tyres 100 per cent sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30* per cent of the components used in the manufacture of tyres produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials.…


Michelin to connect all its car tyres by 2023

Michelin will incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips into all its car tyres by 2023. The manufacturer believes RFID technology is a cost-effective way of tracking tyres from cradle to grave and a significant contributor to predictive maintenance services. In addition, it will enhance driver safety by allowing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems such as ESP…


Fitting inappropriate tyres could impact running costs and performance, Michelin warns fleets

Drivers and fleet managers are being urged to pay close attention when selecting replacement tyres for their cars and vans, with Michelin warning that inappropriate or incorrect fitments could negatively impact vehicle handling and performance characteristics – and in some cases risk invalidating the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty. Michelin’s fleet team points to a rise in…


Tyre dealer travels an extra 40 miles per tank with Michelin

Mid Beds Tyres is benefiting from improved traction and an increased range of up to 40 miles per tank of fuel, since replacing the original equipment tyres on its MAN TGE 4×4 van, with a set of Michelin Agilis CrossClimates. The mobile tyre fitting specialist removed the original equipment rubber after just 15,000 miles in…


Evans targets fleet growth in new role at Michelin

Michelin has appointed Andrew Evans to the new role of National Sales Manager B2C – Key Accounts, responsible for a team focused on car tyre sales to fleets and national wholesalers across the UK and Ireland. Evans, 34, has enjoyed a strong 12-year career at Michelin and was promoted to this new post after three…


Michelin places focus on customer centricity with new National Sales Manager team

Michelin has named two National Sales Managers to look after its car tyre business in the retail, wholesale and fleet markets across the UK and Ireland. The move sees Andrew Evans appointed to the new role of National Sales Manager B2C – Key Accounts, and Andy Aylward take on the new role of National Sales…


Michelin launches new Agilis 3 summer tyre

Michelin has launched its new Agilis 3 summer tyre for light commercial vehicles, bringing peace of mind to operators looking to optimise their costs and reduce their environmental footprint, without compromising on safety. Featuring technology not used within light commercial vehicle tyres previously, the Agilis 3 range provides a high level of safety on wet…


New Michelin tyre policy delivers year-round for Yodel

Independent parcel carrier Yodel is rolling out a new generation of tyres designed to maximise the safety and mobility of its delivery vans in all weathers, including on dry, wet, icy and snow-covered roads. Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres will initially be fitted across Yodel’s fleet of 550 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, directly supporting the firm’s ability to…


Michelin shares tyre advice for car and van fleets facing extended lay up

Michelin has issued special guidance for firms parking fleets of cars and vans for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian Porteous, Michelin’s Technical Manager – Car, Van, 4×4 and Government Contracts, has detailed steps to follow before laying up vehicles, along with advice on periodic inspections and preparing assets to re-enter service. He advises:…


Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres offer Sonic Rail Services the ideal all-year-round solution

Sonic Rail Services (SRS) is moving its entire van fleet to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate policy after a successful trial highlighted the tyre’s safety benefits and savings potential. The rail infrastructure business – which works on a variety of construction projects for Network Rail and London Underground – currently runs Michelin Agilis tyres on its…


Huge mileage savings see Cooper Brothers turn to Michelin Agilis CrossClimate

Cooper Brothers has moved its wholesale delivery fleet to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate policy after a trial discovered the tyres outlasted rival fitments by more than 15,000 miles. The family-owned business has been selling and fitting tyres across Lanarkshire for more than 40 years. Keen to get the best policy for its fleet of 20…


Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

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,…


Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

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. The panel, which comprises representatives from some of the UK’s…


New tyre policy rolled out for South East Coast Ambulance Service

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is upgrading its fleet of more than 350 ambulances to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy, in a move to ensure it operates on tyres delivering the best possible performance throughout the year. Michelin Agilis CrossClimate fitments stand out for being the only premium summer van tyres…


DB Distribution adopts full Michelin policy across FedEx fleet after impressive trial

DB Distribution has rolled out a full Michelin policy across its 15-strong light commercial vehicle fleet after it was won over by improved tyre life and reduced downtime during a trial. The fleet supports a contract with FedEx, delivering parcels on a multi-drop route throughout Launceston, Cornwall, for the courier delivery specialist. With no previous…


Princebuild to run Michelin CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres for improved safety in all weather conditions

Construction and property maintenance specialist Princebuild is rolling out Michelin’s CrossClimate+ and Agilis CrossClimate tyres across its entire 180 cars and vans. The move will ensure its fleet benefits from traction all year round thanks to Michelin’s latest generation summer tyres offering full winter capability. The Peterborough-based company made the decision to switch after a…


East Midlands Ambulance Service in safe hands with Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has moved its 449-strong blue light ambulance fleet across to a 100 per cent Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy to maximise the safety of its ‘blue light’ vehicles. EMAS originally fitted Michelin’s CrossClimate+ tyres to 148 rapid response Skoda Scout cars last year and found they gave them unrivalled traction…


Ogilvie Fleet rolls out CrossClimate+ across customer’s cars to dramatically reduce downtime

Michelin’s highly-acclaimed CrossClimate+ tyres have helped boost the efficiency of a key Ogilvie Fleet customer that was losing too much time on the road switching between summer and winter fitments. Following the success of a CrossClimate trial with Complete Price Eyewear in 2016, Ogilvie Fleet – which has approximately 18,000 vehicles on contract – was…


Fleets ahead: Michelin CrossClimate+ hailed for its long lasting performance after beating competitors in exhaustive tyre tests

Michelin’s CrossClimate+ tyre has been heralded as “exemplary” after triumphing in rigorous tyre tests carried out in Germany – further elevating its reputation for unrivalled long lasting performance in the fleet market. Auto Bild magazine staged what it believes are the first ever published in-depth tests comparing the performance of different ranges of tyre as…


Michelin extends tyre deal with UK Armed Forces Rally Team

Michelin’s fleet division has extended its relationship with the UK Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT) – the Ministry of Defence’s only tri-service motor sport squad. The deal will see Michelin continue to supply Latitude Cross and XZL tyres for the team’s seven Land Rover Wolf rally vehicles until at least the end of the 2018…