Michelin digitizes fleet tire monitoring

Feb. 17, 2015

Michelin North America Inc.’s truck tires division has launched a digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program.

The company says the new Michelin Tire Care monitoring program is overseen by its Commercial Service Network technicians who capture truck tire data electronically,  nationwide. The program is regularly audited by Michelin to ensure consistent, high-quality work. 

Michelin says fleet operators use the 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,” says 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:

1.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.

2.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, an over-the-road tire monitoring service to help fleets protect their vehicles on the go.  Currently, Road Ready is exclusively available at Love’s Travel Stops.

Tire Care is backed by a guarantee.  Michelin says 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 Michelin Commercial Service Network, which was launched in 2010. The company recently added OnCall 2.0 expanded emergency road service and Michelin Truck Care preventative maintenance services to the network.