New advanced tire monitoring program created to maximize uptime and control costs
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2015) – Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced today the launch of MICHELIN® TIRE CARE™, the only fully digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program.
This new monitoring program is overseen by trained MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network™ technicians who employ state-of-the-art equipment that captures truck tire data electronically, nationwide. The program is regularly audited by Michelin to ensure consistent, high-quality work. Fleet operators use the valuable data to maximize fleet uptime and control tire-related costs. The program promises to benefit fleets by reducing road service calls, improving Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores, maximizing fuel economy and increasing tire mileage. All of the maintenance data captured through the national network is made available to fleets in real-time via direct integration with their asset maintenance system.
“Fleet operations and maintenance managers are looking for consistent, trustworthy tire monitoring and evaluation. MICHELIN TIRE CARE gives them the valuable information and technical insights they need to ensure they are getting the best ROI from their tire assets,” said Vic Koelsch, chief operating officer, Michelin Americas Truck Tires Division. “TIRE CARE is a valuable new component of our existing service offers – all of which are aimed at improving a fleet’s performance and ultimately its bottom line.”
MICHELIN TIRE CARE offers two programs to choose from:
• Fleet Ready maximizes uptime by providing regular tire monitoring for air pressure, tread depth, valve caps, irregular wear, plus a full visual inspection scheduled at a pre-determined frequency chosen by the fleet. From this information, technicians provide actionable summary reports that highlight immediate needs and project tire replacement.
• Fleet Fit maximizes uptime and controls tire related costs by bringing fleets all the benefits of Fleet Ready, plus guidance on tire by wheel position and application, tire forecasting, budgeting and tire optimization by vehicle.
As an additional benefit for Fleet Ready & Fleet Fit customers, TIRE CARE includes access to Road Ready – over the road tire monitoring to help fleets protect their vehicles on the go. Currently, Road Ready is exclusively available at Love’s Travel Stops in their TIREPASS fuel lanes.
TIRE CARE is backed by a guarantee. Michelin stands behind the fact that TIRE CARE will reduce road service calls, improve CSA scores, increase driver satisfaction and/or maximize tire performance.
MICHELIN TIRE CARE is the latest Michelin service offer provided via the strategic MICHELIN Commercial Service Network, which provides a nationwide total commercial fleet solution for tires and services. It is already setting the standard in the trucking industry with the recent launches of ONCall 2.0™ expanded emergency road service and MICHELIN® TRUCK CARE™ preventative maintenance services. ONCall 2.0 offers a variety of emergency road service support, including light mechanical repair work, towing and recovery, Livetrack™ real-time vehicle tracking, FixPix™ visual proof and tire service. TRUCK CARE includes mobile maintenance, consistent nationwide pricing, an integrated fleet maintenance system and the assurance of high quality parts. Launched in 2010, the network is a response to the industry’s changing needs and is trusted by thousands of fleets every day for consistent, high-quality service and reporting on a nationwide basis.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.
Category: Heavy Truck
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