Fleets will have access to MICHELIN X One tires at over 200 additional nationwide locations
Greenville, SC. (August 23, 2012) – Michelin Americas Truck Tires today announced an agreement with TravelCenters of America (TA), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, that will add even more MICHELIN X One tire availability to the existing strong network of servicing dealers and travel plazas. These additional TA/Petro locations will expand the total number of MICHELIN X One servicing dealers to nearly 2000 locations nationwide.
“TA has a comprehensive offering for drivers and fleets. Michelin is looking forward to working with the TA/Petro network to offer the fuel and weight savings benefits of the MICHELIN X One tire to their customers,” said Vic Koelsch, chief operating officer, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Through the MICHELIN® ONCall™ network, fleets running MICHELIN X One tires have comparable road availability to that of our dual tires. The addition of over 200 TA locations and 450 service trucks will strengthen MICHELIN X One’s coverage even more, helping increase our customers’ uptime and solidifying the X One tire as an overall solution.”
TA will be offering several MICHELIN® X One® tire offerings including the MICHELIN® X One® XDA® ENERGY, X One® XDN®2, and X One® XTA® in the 445/50R22.5 size and the MICHELIN® X One® XTE® in the 455/55R22.5 size at over 200 travel centers across the United States beginning in September.
“We are pleased to have entered this agreement with Michelin and to be able to offer our fleet and owner-operator customers the widest available variety of tire replacement choices,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.
Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America
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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.