Huntapac takes load off its mind with Michelin tyre management24 February 2016

Vegetable grower and distributor Huntapac Produce has renewed its tyre management contract with Michelin Solutions for three years, citing reliability, reduced tyre downtime and improved cost management as reasons for the deal.

The Effitires contract is a price-per-kilometre (PPK) deal and covers the company’s entire mixed fleet of 58 Iveco, Scania and Volvo tractor units, along with 63 refrigerated and 41 tipper trailers.

Huntapac fleet manager John Bell (pictured) describes the renewal as “a no-brainer”, adding: “We’ve come to greatly appreciate the proactive nature of the programme – you simply can’t afford delays when delivering fresh produce to customers across the country, and we’ve seen tyre-related downtime drop across the fleet since we first signed up.

“Things simply get sorted when you’re on the Effitires programme; taking a load off our minds and helping us focus on delivering goods on time, while ensuring the cold chain remains unbroken.

“Regular fleet checks allow us to keep on top of tyre replacements and get the maximum out of every casing. Plus, knowing precisely what our tyres are going to cost us in advance makes billing clients far simpler and means there are no nasty surprises in our busier months.”

Huntapac will continue to use Michelin X MultiWay 3D XDE drive and XZE all-position tyres, with X Multi T tyres for trailers.

“Our work doesn’t revolve around the usual trunking routes,” adds Bell. “We need tyres that can handle both long-distance motorway driving and more than their fair share of country lanes. Thankfully, Michelin’s tyres are more than up to the job.”

ATS Euromaster technicians fit all replacement tyres across the Huntapac fleet.

Laura Cork

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