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New Tyres Fitted to Heavy Truck Fleet Cut Operational Costs

New Tyres Fitted to Heavy Truck Fleet Cut Operational Costs

New tyres have been fitted to a heavy truck fleet in order to cut operational costs. A Davies Transport, operating out of Barnsley in the north of England has managed to cut down their running costs after installing the new 315/80 fitments as opposed to the more traditionally used 295/80 fitments for their fleet of heavy trucks.

It is thought that the new tyres will provide A Davies Transport with greater longevity. The company chose to use the Michelin 315/80 on the advice of the tyre manufacturer and developer. The technical team and Michelin suggested that they would get better wear from the 315/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D tyres in comparison to the previous 295/80 model.

A Davies Transport Workshop Manager, Wayne Barber has trusted the technical team at Michelin, who has a strong relationship with the transport company. The new tyres were recommended for being a similar price while offering more longevity, and were chosen on this recommendation by A Davies Transport.

As another example of the strong relationship that has been established between A Davies Transport and Michelin, the Transport company commissioned a 10th anniversary truck that used Michelin tyres and is shown at a range of different rod transport events. The Scania vehicle is expected to be on show across the summer before being integrated into A Davies’ distribution fleet.

A Davies also extends the life of their tyres by regrooving them at an onsite workshop. IOt is thought that this process adds up to 25% on to the life on the tyre and utilises the additional layers of rubber that are included in the manufacture of all Michelin tyres as a standard design. The company also works to retread their casings in order to make the most of their tyres and get the best possible value out of them.

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