Bulmans Bulk & Haulage is continuing to choose Michelin tyres for its original equipment on all new trucks and as replacements across its truck and trailer fleets. The company has been impressed with Michelin's accidental tyre damage, citing the policy as the reason for continuing to use the tyre manufacturer.
Bulmans Bulk & Haulage Impress with Michelin's Accidental Tyre Damage Policy
Bulmans Bulk & Haulage is choosing Michelin tyres for their original equipment on all new trucks and as replacements across its truck and trailer fleets after discovering the benefits Michelin offers with their accidental tyre damage guarantee.
The bulk tipping specialist company explains that tyre-related downtime has reduced, with an increase in longevity boosting the sustainability of the Penrith-based company. If a tyre suffers accidental damage before it is 50% worn, the company automatically receives a credit from Michelin for the unutilised portion of the tyre’s life.
Miranda Housby, a Director of Bulmans Bulk & Haulage, notes: “We used to suffer frequent tyre damage before we switched to Michelin. At first, we were hesitant about fitting a more expensive tyre to combat the problem, as the financial penalty is even higher if you still suffer damage.
“But Michelin explained how its accidental tyre damage guarantee worked, and it gave us the confidence to make a permanent switch in policy. Given the type of work we do, we can’t eliminate every instance of tyre damage – but at least with Michelin, the damage has reduced significantly, and we have the peace of mind that our investment is protected.”
The customer, which is a FORS bronze member, operates approximately 60 DAF tractor units and 70 trailers, fitting 315/80 R 22.5 X Multi Z and D tyres on its steer and drive axles respectively, and 235/75 R 17.5 X Multi T2 fitments on the mid-lift. All Fruehauf trailers benefit from a 385/65 R22.5 X Multi T replacement tyre policy – which offers versatility and longevity in all seasons.
Michelin’s accidental tyre damage guarantee covers the majority of its regional and on/off-road ranges, and is free of charge to register for – which is another benefit of the Michelin policy.
Housby adds: “We get great support from Gary Scott, our local Michelin Truck Sales Account Manager, who audits the fleet every few months and provides bespoke tyre pressure advice to ensure we’re maximising the performance of every fitment in the fleet. He also keeps us fully informed if we’re ever making a claim under the guarantee, right up until the moment we receive payment.”
Bulmans Bulk & Haulage’s tyres are supplied and fitted by local Michelin Service Pro dealer Team Protyre - Harolds Tyres, which is based on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith.