The number of hauliers opting to switch to a three-year all-Michelin price-per-kilometre (PPK) tyre contract is growing.
Latest to adopt the policy for its 158-strong fleet of heavy trucks and trailers is Bedfordshire-based HE Payne who wanted a one-stop-shop to supply, fit and manage its tyres.
Under the arrangement, HE Payne receives monthly analysis reports from Michelin which includes identifying any mechanical issues causing tyre wear, allowing action to be taken to help maximise longevity and fuel efficiency.
Commenting, owner Richard Payne says: “The major benefit to us is financial planning. We now know exactly what we’ll be spending each month on our tyres as usage is tied directly to the distance the fleet travels. This allows us to free up cash flow to invest in developing and expanding our business without the worry of unplanned expenditure.
“Michelin has also taken away the headache of carrying out our own detailed tyre checks. Our fleet will now be inspected every month by tyre technicians who can advise us on tread wear and any need for imminent replacements. It’s the perfect complement to our drivers’ own daily walkaround vehicle inspections.”
HE Payne operates a range of vehicles from 44-tonne to 26-tonne curtainsider and refrigerated vehicles, specialising in transporting chilled or frozen goods.
For further information on the Michelin commercial vehicle tyre range visit http://trucks.michelin.co.uk/