The world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage Logistics, LLC, has reached a five-year tyre management agreement with Michelin’s Services & Solutions team to cover its UK fleet after back-to-back tyre trials highlighted a range of sustainability improvements.
The trial, which took place using a pair of identical vehicles operating out of Lineage’s Heywood site, saw Michelin’s regional tread pattern tyres outperform the company’s current policy, delivering a substantial improvement in fuel economy.
When rolled out across Lineage’s fleet, it is expected Michelin tyres will help to reduce emissions, whilst the projected longer tyre life will cut raw material usage and create less waste, something which is important for the business.
Lineage will now move to Michelin’s X Multi tyres across its regional fleet of more than 400 commercial vehicles in the UK, which includes 304 trailers, 121 tractor units and 16 rigids.
Commenting, Will Maycock, director of transport at Lineage, says: “We were very impressed by the results from the trials, which clearly demonstrated the outstanding efficiency of the Michelin product for our trucks and trailers. The projected fuel savings and sustainability improvements were notable, particularly when multiplied across the UK fleet, and it was compelling to see the results through our own telematics systems on our own trucks.
“With the new policy we are projected to be fitting fewer tyres over the course of a year, which will help to further reduce our waste and CO2 emissions. We’re also looking forward to seeing results in terms of improved dealer service levels, vehicle availability and compliance as this progresses,” he adds.