Northern Ireland-based haulier Sawyers Transport has signed up to Michelin Solutions’ Effitires tyre management system.
Sawyers Transport expects the programme to streamline tyre administration and management for the company’s 550 commercial vehicle assets, and assist the chilled goods specialist in delivering excellent customer service.
The price-per-kilometre (PPK) deal will cover the company’s mixed fleet of 300 refrigerated and curtainsided trailers and 250 tractor units, which consists of a mix of MAN, Renault, Scania and Volvo trucks. It replaced a previous agreement which saw Sawyers Transport operating a mixed tyre policy through a local service provider.
The company’s fleet will sport Michelin's latest generation regional tyre series, Michelin X MultiWay 3D XDE and XZE.
Michelin Solutions will provides Sawyers Transport with the services of a dedicated team of auditors, fleet operators and business support personnel to ensure its tyres are serviced to the highest possible standards. The programme also offers a predictable tyre budget linked to fleet activity, and allows the company to keep up to date with its tyre usage statistics through regular reporting and feedback.
Michelin Solutions will also carry out fleet‐wide tyre safety inspections and develop a shared action plan to ensure harmonised operations.
George Lee, operations director at Sawyers Transport, said: “The sheer amount of time saved by Michelin solutions handling our tyre management processes is priceless for the future growth of the business. With tyre fitting and husbandry being managed elsewhere, we can get back to what we do best – ensuring our customers’ cargos arrive on time, every time.”
He adds: “The agreement means we will be getting the best from every Michelin casing in terms of durability, longevity and safety, and being able to access in-depth analysis of the tyre budget, mileage statistics and regular tyre inspection reports streamlines the company’s day-to-day operations and cuts down on red tape.”