NASHVILLE -- Michelin Americas Truck Tires now offers a fully digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program called Michelin Tire Care. The program was unveiled Sunday at the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Michelin says fleets will benefit from a reduced number of road service calls, improved Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores, improved fuel economy and longer tire life.
“Fleet operations and maintenance managers are looking for consistent, trustworthy tire monitoring and evaluation," said Vic Koelsch, chief operating officer, Michelin Americas Truck Tires Division. "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.”
The company's On Call emergency road service, OnCall, gets almost 300,000 calls a year now, and all the data from those calls comes into the cloud, says Koelsch.
"We will be checking 1.5 million tires in the first year," he says. "If we touch an asset, it makes its way to the cloud and we can provide insight on the incident."
The program is overseen by trained Michelin Commercial Service Network technicians with state-of-the-art equipment that captures truck tire data electronically, nationwide. 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 operators can use the data to maximize fleet uptime and control tire-related costs.
Michelin Tire Care offers two programs to choose from:
- 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.
- 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 program that help fleets protect their vehicles on the go. Currently, Road Ready is exclusively available at Love’s Travel Stops.