Tiny percentage of damage claims show Michelin’s product confidence is well founded

In the 12 months ending 30 June 2020, Michelin received just 769 eligible claims for damage under its free accidental damage guarantee – from nearly 120,000 entitled truck and bus tyres sold in the UK and Ireland. Michelin says the claim rate of just 0.65 per cent highlights its unrivalled product quality, and demonstrates the…


BNP Paribas Rental Solutions appoints Michelin as its preferred tyre supplier

Michelin is now supplying tyres for BNP Paribas Rental Solutions’ UK fleet, as part of a new agreement with one of Europe’s largest asset finance, leasing and rental specialists. The deal sees Michelin’s Services & Solutions division supplying all tyres on a fully managed basis across a nationwide fleet of specialist mission-critical vehicles – each…


Michelin assembles COVID-19 support packs for commercial vehicle tyre dealers nationwide

Michelin is supplying independent Michelin Service Pro dealers across the UK and Ireland – recognised for their truck, bus and coach tyre expertise – with COVID-19 safety kits to support the implementation of standardised hygiene practices for employees and customers. The free packs have begun shipping to dealers as part of a drive by Michelin…


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…


FreshLinc places “100 per cent confidence” in Michelin

FreshLinc Group is now running exclusively on Michelin tyres after moving its entire bulk transport fleet onto its existing Effitires tyre management contract with the manufacturer’s Services & Solutions team. Established in 1996, the FreshLinc Group has grown into one of the UK’s biggest logistics firms, operating four separate divisions – FreshLinc Chilled, FLX Logistics,…


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 issues tyre advice for truck fleets facing extended lay up

Michelin has issued special guidance for haulage companies and own-account operators parking fleets for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a survey by the Road Haulage Association which revealed 46 per cent of the UK’s trucks – around 240,000 vehicles – are now parked up with no work. Rob Blurton, Michelin’s most senior…


Michelin issues tyre advice for bus and coach fleets facing extended lay up

Michelin has issued special guidance for bus and coach operators parking public service vehicles (PSVs) for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Blurton, Michelin’s most senior technical field engineer in the UK and Ireland, has detailed steps to follow before laying up vehicles, along with advice on periodic inspections and preparing vehicles to re-enter…


TP Niven praises Michelin for “invaluable” support as volumes increase by 12 per cent

The Fleet Engineer for transport and storage specialist TP Niven has praised Michelin for its role in ensuring his vehicles can operate at maximum utilisation during these unprecedented times. In an email to Michelin Account Manager Gary Scott, Duncan McFegan wrote: “Your help in keeping our fleet on the road has been invaluable. You are…


Michelin wins back fuel tanker fleet policy within two years

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, less than two years after switching to a competing premium brand. Following the move, Heltor closely monitored the performance of the new tyres against existing Michelin fitments within the fleet,…


Founding member Michelin extends support for Transaid

Michelin has reaffirmed its commitment to international development organisation Transaid, the official charity of the transport and logistics industry, after renewing its corporate membership and pledging to fundraise a further £25,000 in cycle challenge sponsorship during 2020. The renewal extends a relationship which began when Transaid was founded as an independent charity by Save the…


Michelin grows tyre contract with Huntapac Produce

Michelin has renewed a five-year tyre contract with Preston-based Huntapac Produce – one of the largest vegetable and salad producers in the UK – following a competitive tender which pitched the manufacturer against rival brands. The Effitires agreement will see Michelin continue to specify X Multi regional tyres across the firm’s fleet of more than…


New Michelin policy sees huge tyre performance boost for DJ Coaches

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 140,000 km longer than a premium competitor brand fitted as original equipment to newer vehicles in the fleet. The Kent-based coach operator will now specify 295/80 R22.5 Michelin X MultiWay 3D…


Michelin’s new X Multi HD D tyres keep Sonic Rail Services on the right track

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…


Michelin takes fuel-efficiency to new heights with X Line Energy Z2

Michelin has launched the next-generation version of its popular 315/70 R22.5 X Line Energy multi-position tyre, commonly specified on the steer axles of Euro VI tractor units. The new 315/70 R22.5 X Line Energy Z2 – ‘Z’ meaning multi-position, and ‘2’ marking the second generation of this product – becomes Michelin’s most fuel-efficient tyre in…


CHRIS SMITH UNVEILED AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MICHELIN UK

Chris Smith has been unveiled as the new Managing Director of Michelin UK. Smith replaces James Alderman, who has retired. Smith, 36, will oversee the strategy and direction of Michelin UK at the same time as continuing his responsibilities as Sales Director B2B for the UK and Republic of Ireland. He began his career at…


Wincanton targets fuel savings with new Michelin tyre policy

Michelin has won a five-year tyre management contract with Wincanton, the largest British logistics firm, in a deal believed to be one of the most significant commercial vehicle tyre contracts signed this year. The agreement was secured following a competitive tender and will see the core Wincanton-liveried fleet – around 2,500 assets – switch to…


High praise from colleagues seals a return to Michelin for Suffolk Fire and Rescue

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has returned to fitting Michelin tyres on its heavy fire appliances, after positive feedback from other stations across the UK praised the tyres’ exceptional grip and stability in all weather conditions. The service has moved from a competitor fitment to 285/70 R19.5 Michelin X Multi Z (steer) tyres, which are…


Michelin stays ‘ahead of the game’ with new five-year trentbarton contract

Michelin’s latest tyre and wheel safety technology has helped secure a major new five-year deal with East Midlands bus operator trentbarton. The EffiTires contract will see Michelin supply, fit and manage tyres across trentbarton’s 463-strong fleet, which operates more than 40 services throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The bus company has returned to Michelin following…


Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

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 for the technology to make further improvements to the safety and efficiency of the fleet. The Nantwich-based logistics…


Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Services gripped by Michelin policy

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will move its heavy fire appliances to a 100 per cent Michelin policy, after testing demonstrated the tyres could outperform its existing competitor fitments. The service called on Michelin to demonstrate the capabilities of its 315/70 R 22.5 X Multi Z tyre, as it explored options for replacing its existing…


Michelin launches new X Multi HD D regional tyre range

Michelin is expanding its X Multi family of truck tyres, with the launch of the new X Multi HD (heavy-duty) D (drive) tyre in 315/80 R22.5 and 315/70 R22.5 sizes. Targeted towards solid bulk, agricultural and specialist transport operators – including fleets used for milk collection and animal feed deliveries to farms – the X…


Michelin policy chosen by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is to fit Michelin tyres across its 100 heavy fire appliances, mirroring a policy operated by the two other Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales. The move marks the service’s first major change in tyre policy for more than 20 years. Its vehicles are used to respond to around…


Ronnie S Evans signs 56-strong trailer fleet up to Michelin Effitrailer programme

Family-owned haulier Ronnie S Evans has signed its entire fleet of trailers up to Michelin’s Effitrailer programme, after a successful eight-month trial projected savings of £45,000. After being fitted to an initial 15 assets, Michelin’s dedicated trailer telematics system showed its worth by alerting the haulier to 45 cases of low tyre pressure – preventing…