Every UK public sector ambulance service now fits Michelin tyres on a first-choice policy, due to the tyres delivering long lasting performance and enhanced safety for the lifesaving ‘blue light’ services, whilst helping to deliver better value for the taxpayer. All 10 NHS ambulance services in England have signed a first-choice policy, alongside those of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – each agreed under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply and Fit Tyres framework.
Jonathan Layton, Michelin’s Head of fleet, says: “By fitting Michelin, ambulance services are benefiting from tyres which deliver the optimum blend of performance over a long life, reducing fleet operating costs and the downtime associated with tyre replacement. Plus, Michelin tyres provide excellent safety and mobility year-round – a factor appreciated by ambulance crews, especially during the winter months.”
NHS Ambulance fleets fit a cross-section of tyres from the Michelin range to cars, 4x4s and light commercials, which includes growing numbers of Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres. Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres have won praise from blue light services since their 2015 launch, with North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust becoming one of the latest fleets to fit the tyres across its 160-strong ‘rapid response’ paramedic fleet.