Suckling Transport renews Michelin tyre management contract

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Suckling Transport has renewed its tyre management contract with Michelin Solutions.

Effityres – Michelin Solutions’ name for an outsourced tyre management deal – covers the entire 168‐strong Suckling Transport fleet of tractor units and trailers on a fixed pence per kilometre (PPK) contract.

Dan Bauckham, Director of Engineering at fuel distribution specialist Suckling Transport, explained: “Professional tyre management is vital to our business and plays a key role in our drive to reduce on‐the-road incidents to zero. By renewing our contract with Michelin Solutions we can ensure our vehicles are
always operating on premium tyres, maintained in the best possible condition.”

Michelin Solutions has appointed local service providers ATS Euromaster and Tructyre Fleet Management to support the multi‐sited fleet, inspecting the tyres on each vehicle and trailer on a monthly basis.

These inspections ensure that potential tyre service issues are spotted early and can be rectified immediately, whilst routine service work such as regrooving, turning tyres on the rim and planned tyre replacements can be scheduled at the same time as a truck’s PMI. By building these efficiencies into the
fleet maintenance structure, Michelin Solutions helps reduce downtime on each vehicle.

Bauckham continued: “It’s essential we work with strategic‐level suppliers which understand the intricacies of our operation and can support our long‐term goals – that’s precisely what we get from Michelin Solutions. Our business has become far more efficient since we started working together. They
save us a significant amount of time and support our goal of continual business improvement.”

Suckling Transport’s is a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter and a silver member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

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