Dyce Carriers Opt for Michelin X Multi Tyres Following Impressive Test Results

Dyce Carriers, the Aberdeen-based family haulage firm, has recently made a significant decision to transition its entire fleet of 100 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and trailers to Michelin's X Multi range of tyres. This move comes after an impressive two-year trial period, during which the Michelin tyres outperformed their predecessors in terms of mileage and overall performance.

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The Transition Plan

Over the course of the next 12 months, Dyce Carriers will be equipping its 65 trucks, which include models from reputable brands like MAN, Renault, Scania, and Volvo, with the X Multi tyres on their drive and steer axles. Additionally, the company will extend this policy to its fleet of trailers, which includes curtainsiders, step frames, and low loaders.

The Road to Change

The decision to shift to the Michelin X Multi range was not taken lightly. Colin Johnstone, the Transport Manager at Dyce Carriers, explained that the change was initiated following conversations with Michelin Territory Business Manager, Allan Ross. This collaboration led to a two-year pilot project where one truck was equipped with Michelin tyres for testing purposes.

"We found the life cycle of the Michelin tyres to be exceptionally good compared to what we had. With our previous tyre supplier, we were getting as little as 11 months wear out of them. The figures just didn't stack up anymore," Colin says. "It was an easy decision to transition our fleet to the X Multi range. They offer longevity and improved fuel economy and will definitely help to cut the total cost of ownership."

The Benefits of Multi-Life Policy

Dyce Carriers will also benefit from Michelin's multi-life policy, which involves regrooving and retreading the tyres as needed. The tyres will first undergo the Michelin Remix process and then, after wear, will be further retreaded through the Encore retreading process.

Scottish independent tyre dealer, Redpath Tyres, has been entrusted with supplying and fitting the X Multi tyres on Dyce Carriers' trucks and trailers. Given that these vehicles clock-up between 130,000km and 150,000km per year, Michelin's multi-life policy aligns perfectly with the haulage firm's tyre management needs.

"Allan has been brilliant. He felt that once we took the initial step in testing the X Multi tyre range, the product would sell itself -- and so it has proved. It's an excellent product and is offering a far better drive than our previous tyres. The multi-life policy allows us to maximise the use of every casing, whilst also reducing costs," Colin adds.

Targeting Versatile Applications

The Michelin X Multi range is specifically designed to be the most robust tyres in the market for applications that require both high mileage potential and exceptional traction. As such, it is well-suited for regional and specialist transport operators.

Dyce Carriers' Expansion and Specialisation

Dyce Carriers, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has a long history of specialising in the transportation of construction equipment, kit houses, and container handling operations. With depots in Invergordon, Dalgety Bay, Grangemouth, and Poole, the company has not only established a strong presence in the UK but has also expanded its haulage work to include Ireland and continental Europe.

About Michelin
Michelin’s ambition is to sustainably improve its customers’ mobility. The leader in the mobility sector, Michelin designs, manufactures, and distributes the tyres best suited to their requirements and uses as well as services and solutions to improve transport efficacy. With its offers Michelin allows its customers to enjoy unique moments when traveling.

Michelin also develops high-technology equipment intended for multiple fields. Based in Clermont-Ferrand, Michelin is present in 175 countries, employs 132,200 people and operates 67 tyre factories that, together, produced approximately 200 million tyres in 2022. (www.michelin.com)

More information on how Michelin assists transport businesses achieve its sustainability goals and run more efficiently can be found at  business.michelin.co.uk.

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