Trentbarton returns to Michelin for tyres and technology31 July 2019

East Midlands bus operator Trentbarton has signed a five-year deal with Michelin, returning to the marque after three years with a competitor brand.

As well as the Effitires full managed tyre contract for Trentbarton’s 463-strong fleet, the deal includes the installation of Michelin’s Wheel Safe TPMS system, the brainchild of Wheely-Safe, a Michelin licensee.

“That was a major part of the deal for us,” says Carl Yeaman, Trentbarton’s director of engineering.

“I’ve been looking at different tyre pressure monitoring systems for quite some time now and there is nothing out there that comes close to giving us what the Wheel Safe system can offer.”

The product is said to be the world’s first in-motion driver alert system to detect the onset of wheel loss before detachment.

“It’s the only product in the industry that can identify when a wheel nut is beginning to loosen mid-journey, as well as supplying crucial data on the tyre pressures and a temperature warning system that alerts us to any potential brake or hub issues,” says Yeaman.

“Michelin manufactures quality tyres and I know we will receive the same professional service we’ve always enjoyed from them in the past... And now, with the addition of the Wheel Safe system, it really puts Michelin ahead of the game.”

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Michelin Tyre plc
Wheely Safe Ltd & Fit2Go Ltd

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