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Gussion Transport cuts its tyre bill by 30%

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Michelin and ATS Euromaster joined forces to help Widnes‐based chemical haulier Gussion Transport cut its tyre bill by around 30%.

A fleet audit conducted by Michelin in Q3 2015 found that 79% of Gussion Transport’s tyres were running underinflated, exposing the haulier to the potential of higher fuel bills.

To tackle the issue, Gussion Transport implemented the proactive ATS Euromaster Mastercare tyre management package, to help keep the fleet’s tyres in tiptop condition.

“By having experts handle our tyre management, we can focus on growing the business. ATS Euromaster’s regular inspections catch any problems before they become significant, reducing our downtime,” said John Chadwick, transport manager at Gussion Transport.

Following a period of tyre performance assessment, Gussion Transport also switched from a budget tyre policy to fitting Michelin X MultiWay 3D regional tyres.

“Our drivers have also responded well to having premium tyres on the fleet’s vehicles, and appreciate the peace of mind they get from running on Michelin,” Chadwick added.

Gussion Transport’s fleet of 90 assets now receives monthly tyre inspections from ATS Euromaster, to ensure every vehicle’s tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for maximum fuel efficiency. Plus, thanks to its Michelin fitment policy, the company has recorded a considerable drop in the price per mile it pays for its tyres. Estimates suggest that the company’s tyre spend is some 30% lower.


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