Contract Wins

This news category focuses on the latest contract news between fleets and tyre manufacturers in the commercial tyre industry.

Farrall’s Group is moving its entire fleet of 65 trucks and 100 trailers onto a Michelin tyre policy. The decision follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages of the Michelin product. 

Long range, quick refueling and zero emissions while driving - while car manufacturers are increasingly relying on batteries as a replacement for fossil fuels, the focus for trucks is on fuel cells. Hyundai recognised hydrogen as an important component of sustainable mobility at an early stage and now sells emission-free commercial vehicles with fuel cell drives under the Swiss joint venture Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility AG. The Zurich-based company and Michelin Switzerland have now entered into a long-term partnership on tyre management for fuel cell trucks. 

Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced a tyre partnership with the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, Bridgestone. The agreement covers the first launch vehicle, recently revealed at an online event and the supply of tyres to the pilot vehicles that are due to start evaluation with fleet operators in early 2021.  

Michelin says tyres from its X Line Energy range – designed for fleets seeking the lowest possible carbon footprint – were fitted to two Volvo trucks which have set new fuel efficiency records on demanding press road tests in the UK. 

The Indian multinational Group, specialized in Off-Highway tyres, now joins basketball. The aim? Strengthening its brand awareness throughout Europe and linking BKT to sports’ positive values and emotions. 

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelin tyres covered more than twice the distance normally achieved from the firm’s previous tyre of choice. 

A family owned and run motorcycle racing team competing in the British Superbike Championship has replaced the Michelin steer tyres on its 1995 Mercedes-Benz 814 transporter after more than 300,000km in service. The truck is used to carry the team and its equipment to circuits across the UK, Ireland and the continent. 

Thanks to the advantages of Effitrailer, J.M. Arévalo, founded in 2003, in Sedaví, will be able to detect and control any incidents that may appear in their fleet, helping to improve maintenance and reduce overall costs. 

Aberdeen City Council are fitting the latest in Wheely-Safe technology for their entire HGV fleet, having been impressed with the technology that was installed on their light commercials last year. The intelligent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will be fitted on more than 100 HGVs  – including refuse collection vehicles, road maintenance trucks, road sweepers, tippers and tankers.

 

Staffordshire-based N.S. Clarke Transport has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 30 new Volvo FH 6x2 500hp tractors joining its fleet, praising the tyre company for its notable pence per kilometre running costs. 

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