Massey Wilcox finds Michelin a good tyre fit 15 March 2011

Signalling a step change in its tyre policy, Massey Wilcox Transport has signed a deal to fit Michelin radials across its entire transport fleet.

The agreement ends a 12-year relationship the international haulier had with its previous supplier.

Robert Wilcox, managing director at Massey Wilcox Transport, explains that his company has adopted Michelin's price per kilometre (PPK) contract, which will see tyres serviced by ATS Euromaster, helping to increase tyre life and reduce costs.

"The quality of Michelin's tyres will improve fleet performance and give us cost savings on fuel and tyres," says Wilcox. "We are confident that this is the start of a long relationship with Michelin."

Massey Wilcox's 170-strong fleet, which consists largely of Mercedes-Benz tractor units and trailers as well as some rigids, will run on Michelin's E-segment tyres, designed for regional and national operations.

The truck fleet will be fitted with Michelin XZE 2+ steer axle tyres and XDE 2+ drive axle tyres, each constructed with a special rubber compound that reduces tread wear.

All trailers will be fitted with XTE 3 trailer tyres, which use the same rubber compound, as well as an additional reinforced crown and buttressed shoulders to provide extra protection against damage.

John Challen

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