Michelin has agreed a new three-year deal to fit and manage the tyres across haulier Fred Sherwood Group’s entire HGV fleet of 650 trucks and trailers.
The deal includes Fred Sherwood Transport, Bulk Freight, KJ Transport and George Varney Bulk Services – marking a return to a 100 per cent Michelin policy for the Group.
Under the arrangement, the group will be utilising Michelin’s X Multi regional range for the trucks and trailers which operate predominantly on the road, and robust Michelin X Works fitments for its on/off-road fleet.
As part of the new deal, dedicated Michelin technicians – who will be located on-site at the group’s two main depots in Shepshed and Castle Donington – will fit and maintain the tyres as well as carrying out regular fleet checks to help reduce downtime.
Ashley Sherwood, director at Fred Sherwood Group, said: “After a few years using a competitor’s rubber, we decided to return to Michelin. We have always known the quality of the product and are big admirers of Michelin’s ethos for innovation.
“In addition, the work Michelin puts into ensuring its products and solutions cut CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption is hugely impressive. Any way we can help our customers limit their carbon footprint is so important to us.”