BOC takes on Michelin EFFITRAILER™ programme to boost safety and efficiency

As part of its ongoing commitment to improve safety, BOC, the largest supplier of industrial gases and medical gases in the UK, is to fit its entire bulk tractor and trailer fleet with Michelin’s EFFITRAILER™ system. During a successful six-month trial on 10 BOC assets, the programme – which offers an on-board datalink, tyre pressure…


Michelin X Works tyre trial highlights huge savings for Shire Aggregates

Shire Aggregates has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 12 new MAN 32-tonne 8×4 tippers and adopted a Michelin policy as standard for future tyre purchases after a trial set of Michelin X Works tyres demonstrated it could save more than £26,000 a year in running costs. The results, based on each 8×4 rigid…


Isle of Man Government reduces tyre bill after adopting Michelin Remix policy

The Isle of Man Government has unlocked tyre bill savings of more than £20,000 within the first 12 months after taking a decision to fit Michelin Remix tyres – extending the Michelin ‘new’ policy it adopted in 2015. This means worn Michelin bus and truck tyres are now returned to Michelin’s retread factory in Stoke-on-Trent…


Grocontinental signs three-year tyre management contract with Michelin

Major logistics provider Grocontinental, an AGRO Merchants Group company, has signed a three-year EFFITIRES™ tyre management contract with Michelin. The deal marks a commitment from the two-time Motor Transport Haulier of the Year to continue fitting Michelin tyres across its fleet of 180 truck and trailer assets until at least 2021, replacing a transactional agreement…


HE Payne signs up to a Michelin EFFITIRES™ policy in business growth drive

Bedfordshire-based HE Payne has switched to a three-year all-Michelin price-per-kilometre (PPK) tyre contract for its 158-strong fleet of heavy trucks and trailers. The haulier wanted to streamline its previous policy which saw competitor rubber being fitted and turned to a Michelin EFFITIRES™ policy as a one-stop-shop to supply, fit and manage its tyres. Owner Richard…


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…


Lothian awards three-year contract renewal to Michelin solutions

Lothian will continue to roll on premium Michelin tyres after the largest municipal bus company in the UK renewed a three-year EFFITIRES™ contract with Michelin solutions. The new agreement will see Michelin solutions supply, fit and manage tyres across Lothian’s fleet of more than 800 single and double-deck buses, which is used to operate more…


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…


Andrew French appointed to lead Michelin solutions in the UK, Ireland and Nordics

Michelin has appointed Andrew French, 38, as Director of Services and Solutions for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, giving him direct responsibility for Michelin solutions – which manages the tyres on more than 80,000 buses, coaches and trucks in these markets. As well as heading a team looking after some of Michelin’s biggest European customers,…


Michelin solutions seals conquest tyre management contract with DS Smith

Europe’s leading cardboard and paper recycler, DS Smith, has turned to Michelin solutions to supply, fit and manage the tyres across its 191-strong commercial vehicle recycling fleet, on a three-year contract. The new EFFITIRES™ agreement sees Michelin solutions expand its remit with DS Smith to include 100 per cent of its vehicle parc, adding the…


Courtney Buses credits Michelin solutions’ digital tools with overhauling its operation

Bracknell-based Courtney Buses says its overall operation has improved significantly since adopting Michelin solutions’ new digital services late last year. The bus operator – which runs a fleet of more than 60 vehicles and employs 90 staff – initially introduced the MyInspection and MyRoadChallenge apps on a pilot basis, with both proving a major hit…


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…


Long serving Michelin man Stewart Pooley to head up company’s bus and coach sales team

Michelin solutions has appointed Stewart Pooley as Sales Manager for its UK and Ireland bus and coach division. After more than two years as UK Original Equipment Manager for Michelin’s truck and bus arm, Pooley, 60, will be responsible for steering Michelin solutions’ ever-evolving digital offers into the marketplace. A long-serving Michelin employee of 28…


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…


Michelin solutions launches a suite of services for truck fleets to increase efficiency and motivate drivers

Michelin solutions has launched four innovative digital services for the road transport industry designed to maximise efficiency by making easy work of laborious tasks and incentivising staff. The suite of apps – MyInspection, MyTraining, MyRoadChallenge and MyBestRoute – will spur on drivers, driver trainers and engineering staff to reach higher levels of performance, reduce operating…


Michelin solutions launches a suite of services for bus and coach fleets to boost efficiency and motivate drivers

Michelin solutions has launched four innovative digital services for the bus and coach industry designed to maximise efficiency by making easy work of laborious tasks and incentivising staff. The suite of apps – MyInspection, MyTraining, MyRoadChallenge and MyBestRoute – will spur on drivers, driver trainers and engineering staff to reach higher levels of performance, reduce…


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…


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…