Boughey Distribution has become one of the largest fleets in the UK to adopt a Michelin X Multi Energy tyre policy on all new vehicles joining its fleet.
The Wardle-based business is set to take advantage of the efficiency and sustainability advantages of Michelin’s first ever regional fuel-saving tyre, specifying the fitments on 127 new Volvo FH 460 6×2 tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs.
The decision means the new Volvos will roll off the production line on 315/70 R22.5 Michelin X Multi Energy drive tyres. These combine all the experience Michelin has gained with its ultra-low rolling resistance X Line Energy fitments, designed for long-haul work – in a tyre honed for saving fuel and therefore reducing environmental impact in regional operations.
Commenting, Paul Brimelow, Boughey Distribution’s group fleet engineer says: “The decision to renew our entire fleet with Volvo FHs gave us the opportunity to analyse every aspect of the vehicle specification, and ensure it was fine-tuned for maximum efficiency.
“It’s ideal for the mix of work we handle; still offers excellent mileage potential, with no trade off in terms of safety and durability, plus we can enjoy a notable improvement in fuel efficiency.
“Being part of the X Multi range also means it qualifies for Michelin’s free accidental tyre damage guarantee, which gives us the reassurance that our investment is protected in the event of the damage before it is 50 per cent worn.”
Boughey Distribution operates a 100 per cent Michelin policy across all axles of its fleet, with the new truck specification complementing a Michelin X Multi T policy on its trailers.