Coach operator unlocks 20 per cent more tyre life thanks to Michelin regroove policy

Galway-based Callinan Coaches is driving down running costs after adopting a regrooving policy for its Michelin-shod fleet of coaches. The move sees the firm’s in-house technicians regroove tyres once they reach 3-4mm of remaining tread, pushing back tyre replacement intervals by an average of two months – the equivalent of unlocking an additional 60,000km of…


Four-way tyre trial unlocks savings for Bakers Dolphin Coach Travel

Bakers Dolphin Coach Travel – one of the longest established independent coach companies in the South West – is on target to make significant savings to its annual tyre bill, after a trial which pitched a full set of Michelin tyres against fitments from three competitors. Based in Weston-super-Mare, Bakers Dolphin has been trialling Michelin’s…


Michelin announces key UK and Ireland appointments

Michelin Tyre plc has announced key appointments to lead its B2B division covering the agricultural, bus/coach, earthmover, truck and van sectors. This sees Chris Smith, 34, appointed Sales Director B2B; and Helen Ratcliff, 38, named as Marketing Director – both with responsibility for the UK and Ireland. In his new role Smith will be responsible…


Michelin launches its first fuel saving tyre for regional transport

Michelin has launched a brand-new tyre range aimed at regional haulage operations where fleet bosses place a priority on fuel saving. The introduction of the Michelin X Multi Energy marks the first time the company has launched a dedicated fuel-saving tyre outside of the typical long-distance trunking sector. Its arrival is the next step in…


Michelin performs twice as well as competitor tyres in four-way trial for Irish haulier

Comprehensive tyre tests carried out by Irish haulier Hendrick European saw Michelin achieve double the mileage of three major competitors. The trial began when the Dublin-based company took delivery of four new Krone Euroliner trailers, each fitted with a different brand of 385/65 R22.5 original equipment tyres – including X Multi T tyres on the…


Stamp Transport targets half a million kilometres on new Michelin

Longstanding Michelin user Stamp Transport could soon be achieving more than 500,000km from its drive tyres, after moving to Michelin’s latest generation 315/70 R22.5 X Multi D drive axle tyres. Michelin says its newest regional drive pattern tyres increase mileage potential by as much as 20 per cent versus the previous X MultiWay 3D XDE…


Michelin ONCall service comes to the rescue of Rice Continental

Michelin’s ONCall breakdown assistance service came to the rescue of Dungannon-based general and heavy haulage company Rice Continental, after one of its vehicles suffered a tyre failure and slow puncture while on a mammoth 3,800-mile journey to Baku in Azerbaijan. The truck was part of a three-vehicle convoy transporting two rescue vessels and two davits…


Michelin X Line Energy tyres best for fuel efficiency, official tests reveal

Michelin X Line Energy tyres have been hailed the best for long distance fuel efficiency after tests revealed a truck and trailer running on the fuel-saving tyres will save an average 1.4 litres per 100km. That equates to an annual saving of up to £1,670 and a reduction of 5 tonnes of CO2 emissions based…


Michelin takes GoBus.ie the equivalent of 13 times around the world

GoBus.ie, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches. The customer specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment across the fleet, with tyres…


Gerry Jones Transport amongst first to fit new Michelin X Multi D tyres

Gwent-based haulier Gerry Jones Transport, which has operated a Michelin policy for more than 15 years, has become one of the first fleets in the UK to fit Michelin’s newest X Multi D series tyres. The new generation of 315/70 R 22.5 drive tyres were unveiled at the CV Show and deliver up to a…


Michelin “the obvious choice” for DAF dealer’s demonstrator

Customers putting TBF Thompson’s new DAF XF 510 demonstrator through its paces are experiencing the top-spec tractor’s on-road performance at its very best, thanks to Michelin. The County Antrim-based DAF dealer selected 315/70 R 22.5 steer and drive tyres from Michelin’s X Multi ‘regional’ range as a factory-fitted option for its latest demonstrator. TBF Thompson…


Michelin opens new European Distribution Centre in Stoke-on-Trent

Michelin has invested more than £10m in a major upgrade of its Stoke-on-Trent based logistics operation, opening a new European Distribution Centre (EDC). The 53,500m² facility will also host a National Distribution Centre (NDC) for ATS Euromaster. Combined, the two sites have the capacity to handle more than 5 million tyres annually for the UK…


Michelin lays waste to budget competitor in Fairport Containers tyre trial

Steel waste container specialist Fairport Containers has binned its budget tyre policy and switched to Michelin, after a set of premium Michelin fitments achieved almost three times the mileage of a budget competitor in a tyre trial. The Michelin 315/70 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D XDE drive tyres clocked up 382,708 km – travelling more…


JM Gorry & Son switches to Michelin after Remix tyres go the distance

Morecambe haulier JM Gorry & Son has switched to a 100 per cent Michelin policy after a trial set of Michelin Remix retreaded tyres outperformed competing brands’ new tyres fitted to identical vehicles. The family-run company previously fitted a mix of budget and premium brand tyres, switching to Michelin after the Remix tyres – which…


Michelin delivers 18 per cent tyre bill saving for Heron Foods

Independent grocery retailer Heron Foods has cut its annual tyre bill by 18 per cent after adopting a full Michelin tyre policy across its 100-strong fleet of trucks and trailers, under a policy managed by ATS Euromaster. The Humberside firm uses its delivery fleet to complete two rounds of multi-drop deliveries to stores each day,…


Michelin launches new truck tyre generation at CV Show

NEC, Birmingham, Hall 5, Stand 5A45, 25-27 April 2017 Michelin has today commenced replacement of its most popular heavy truck tyre range in the UK and Ireland, with the international show debut of the all-new X Multi tyre line-up. Official testing has shown the next-generation fitments deliver 15-20 per cent more mileage than the current…


Michelin tyre trial highlights carbon footprint savings for Samworth Brothers

Quality food producer Samworth Brothers – owner of the famous Ginsters pasty brand – has reaffirmed its commitment to running a predominantly Michelin-shod fleet after pitting its Michelin tyres against another premium brand in a year-long trial. The results showed the Michelin ‘regional’ tread pattern tyres to be 1.19 per cent more fuel efficient than…


Michelin launches Driver CPC courses to improve drivers’ tyre knowledge

Stoke-on-Trent, March 27, 2017 Michelin is launching a series of highly interactive JAUPT accredited Driver CPC training courses designed to significantly improve HGV and PSV drivers’ tyre knowledge and the quality of vehicle walkaround checks. Held at the Michelin Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent or onsite at customers’ premises, the four half-day workshops were created in…


Michelin truck and bus teams to work closely in UK and Nordics

Stoke-on-Trent, March 15, 2017 Michelin’s truck and bus division has strengthened operations in northern Europe, with the heads of its commercial and marketing teams in the UK and Ireland taking on responsibility for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The creation of a larger ‘North Europe’ team brings wider expertise and greater resources to staff…


Michelin off-road X Force range expands with launch of X Force ZL

Stoke-on-Trent, March 1, 2017 Operators of military and civilian all-terrain trucks, including airport fire tenders, can enjoy a significant payload advantage thanks to Michelin’s new X Force ZL – off-road, deep tread tyres with the highest tyre load-carrying capacity on the market. Designed for commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 7-13 tonnes, the…


Michelin riders prepare to saddle up for 450km South African adventure

Stoke-on-Trent, February 13, 2017 A group of five cyclists from Michelin’s UK head office is preparing to swap Stoke-on-Trent for South Africa, as they take on some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, riding 450km in five days from the Western Cape to the southern-most tip of the African continent. The team is representing Michelin…


BMD Transport cuts tyre bill by 25 per cent after switch to Michelin

Stoke-on-Trent, January 11, 2017 Leicester-based bulk aggregate haulier BMD Transport has 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…


Michelin X Line Energy range expands with six new tyre sizes

Stoke-on-Trent, December 12, 2016 Michelin has expanded its fuel-saving X Line Energy tyre range with the launch of six new fitments, enabling more truck fleets to benefit from its most fuel-efficient truck tyre generation. The new additions are designed primarily for mega-volume trailers, car transporters and low height tractor units, and offer improved mileage, increased…