MICHELIN Connected Fleet, Powered by NexTraq, Introduced to Transform Operational Efficiency for Fleet Owners and Managers
ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2023 — Michelin, a global sustainable mobility leader in the consumer and commercial tire markets, has officially launched the MICHELIN Connected Fleet brand in North America, bringing an all-new portfolio of advanced, data-driven fleet-management solutions to the commercial trucking industry. This brings together many of the fleet management services and solutions of the Michelin Group under one banner.
This development is a significant step in Michelin’s mission to provide sustainable mobility solutions to its customers, and it further strengthens the company’s position as a leader in commercial trucking.
By working with customers on a consultative level, MICHELIN Connected Fleet takes a step beyond simply delivering operations data to fleet managers. It offers a state-of-the-art suite of solutions that combines connected-vehicle technology with performance analysis and services, while producing actionable insights to help customers run more sustainable, safer and profitable fleets. By partnering with their clients to help them harness the wealth of data that’s available about their fleet operations, MICHELIN Connected Fleet helps customers grow their fleets sustainably for the long-term.
"For more than 130 years, Michelin has been globally recognized as an innovator and leader in the mobility space,” said Andy Beasley, President and COO of MICHELIN Connected Fleet, Powered by NexTraq, LLC. “With the new MICHELIN Connected Fleet brand, we are thrilled to build on that legacy of providing premium, customer-centric services and solutions to our global fleet partners.”
In North America, MICHELIN Connected Fleet offers solutions for truck management, trailer management, Electronic Logging Device and International Fuel Tax Agreement compliance, and driver safety, plus smart report services to turn data into tactical insights. The suite of services have been designed to meet the evolving complexities facing today’s fleet managers and operators.
“We bring a comprehensive suite of offers to our customers here in North America designed to solve their most urgent and important needs,” said Anderson Abernathy, VP of Marketing for MICHELIN Connected Fleet, Powered by NexTraq, LLC. “At our core, we are passionate about helping customers realize the full potential of their fleets and are eager to start building those partnerships.”
Michelin entered the North American fleet management market with the acquisition of Atlanta-based fleet management pioneer NexTraq in 2017. With its presence in Europe and Latin America, MICHELIN Connected Fleet, Powered by NexTraq benefits from a global perspective on fleets’ needs for reducing costs, improving productivity, ensuring driver safety, and managing more sustainable fleets. Globally, MICHELIN Connected Fleet receives and processes data from over 600,000 connected vehicles for their 70,000 customers spanning 48 countries.
MICHELIN Connected Fleet’s first efforts in North America will focus on the transportation and logistics market, expanding to both light and medium-duty commercial vehicles in the coming months. To learn more, visit us at MICHELIN Connected Fleet North America.
Beasley will host a press conference at TMC 2023 on Feb. 26, 2023, from 10:30-11 a.m. in room S330C at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and will be available for media interviews directly following. Media is also invited to visit the MICHELIN Connected Fleet booth (#2032) from 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 until 12:30 p.m. March 1 during normal show hours.
About Michelin North America, Inc.
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)
About MICHELIN Connected Fleet, Powered by NexTraq
MICHELIN Connected Fleet services and solutions are designed to offer the tools and information that fleet operators and managers need to easily manage their fleets on a day-to-day basis and transform their operational efficiency. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, MICHELIN Connected Fleet, Powered by NexTraq has over 200 employees and provides fleet management solutions for small- to large-sized fleets across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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