Barnsley’s A Davies Transport has reduced its running costs across its heavy truck fleet after switching from traditional 295/80 tyres to 315/80 fitments that offer greater longevity.
The company has opted for the Michelin 315/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D tyres, which offer them a higher mileage potential than the previous, 295/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D fitments.
Wayne Barber, workshop manager at A Davies Transport, said the company made the switch on the advice of Michelin's technical team.
He added: “We used to have problems with frequent tyre-related downtime when we fitted a competing brand of premium tyres, and our roadside assistance bills were piling up.
"Switching to Michelin tyres cut this significantly, and the product performs really well for us.”
A Davies Transport has also commissioned a special 10th anniversary truck on Michelin tyres. The Scania S730 will be showcased at road transport events throughout the summer, before being put to work in the company’s busy distribution fleet.
The company regrooves its tyres at an on-site workshop, extending tyre life by up to 25% and taking advantage of the additional layers of rubber built into all new Michelin truck tyres as standard.
The firm also retreads its worn casings, with Michelin Remix tyres helping to unlock even more value from every premium Michelin casing.