Posted on August 02, 2019

Michelin North America Joins Urban Freight Lab as Only Tire Manufacturer


GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 2, 2019 — Michelin North America has joined Seattle’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL), an exclusive public-private partnership associated with the University of Washington’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center.  Limited to 13 private- and public-sector members, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured work group comprising senior executives from retail and wholesale companies, manufacturers, logistics and goods-delivery firms that address the last leg of the delivery process - either receiving goods in the urban marketplace or moving goods on the ground.

“We are thrilled to add Michelin North America as a partner,” said Barbara Ivanov, UFL’s director. “With the support of our members and partners like Michelin, UFL will continue to make great strides in the study of urban delivery.”

UFL which brings together transportation engineers, urban planners, retailers, freight carriers, transportation and logistics professionals, manufacturers and developers studies potential solutions to delivery issues with the rise of e-commerce, ride-hailing services, connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, and increasing global urbanization. Michelin will contribute its expertise with connected tires, digital solutions and other customer innovations to address critical urban development challenges, such as “delivery dwell time,” reducing congestion through telematics and connected services, among others.

“Michelin is focused on improving mobility globally, especially in urban areas,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing for Michelin. “UFL shares our fervent belief in the benefits of addressing urban mobility and the last leg of the delivery process ─ often described as the final 50 feet from the delivery vehicle to the customer.”

Michelin joins other members, including: Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Boeing HorizonX, UPS, U.S. Postal Service, Kroger, Nordstrom, PepsiCo, and Kroger, among others.


To learn more about Michelin truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.  


Allen Atkins | March 30, 2023 @ 1:40AM
More than 20 years of experience have given us a proper understanding of what each customer needs, regardless of the volumes generated or the specifics of the cargo.

Aira | January 20, 2023 @ 3:54AM
A very insightful article to highlight a much valid point, however I would have appreciated if some recommendations for the solution were also presented here.
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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com