FreshLinc Group – one of the UK’s biggest logistics firms, with a combined fleet of approximately 400 commercial vehicles – is now running exclusively on Michelin tyres after moving its entire bulk transport fleet onto its existing tyre management contract with the manufacturer.
The haulage company has a long-standing relationship with Michelin for more than a decade and now, the FLB fleet is transitioning to run exclusively on their tyres. Its 22 bulk trailers, including three new Crane Fruehauf tipper trailers, will be fitted with 385/65 R22.5 Michelin X Works T tyres, while all tractor units will run on tyres from Michelin’s X Multi regional range.
As part of the move to a full Michelin policy on its contracted fleet, FreshLinc has also specified 14 new DAF XFs for its FLB fleet on Michelin tyres as original equipment.
Commenting, Andy Marchant, Fleet Engineer at FreshLinc, says: “Our bulk division had been looked after by an independent tyre dealer in the past, but we felt now was the time to move all of our contracted vehicles and trailers onto the same Michelin policy.
“The move gives me consistency across the fleet and the peace of mind in knowing that all our vehicles are running on premium tyres, maximising fuel efficiency and limiting the chance of any costly downtime.”
The Michelin X Works range is designed for operators which do most of their mileage on road, but need traction and robustness on rough tracks for last-mile collection and deliveries – ideal for the FLB’s trailers, which frequently transport heavy loads of grain, sugar beet and cereal from agricultural sites across the UK.
For further information on the Michelin commercial vehicle tyre range visit http://trucks.michelin.co.uk/