Independent parcel carrier Yodel is rolling out a new generation of tyres designed to maximise the safety and mobility of its delivery vans in all weathers, including on dry, wet, icy and snow-covered roads.
Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres will initially be fitted across Yodel’s UK fleet of 550 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, as part of a new three-year contract, which also covers Yodel’s 1,326 rigid trucks, tractor units and trailers – all of which will continue to run on premium Michelin tyres.
Commenting, Ian Leonard, Head of Fleet Operations at Yodel, says: “Every year we deliver more than 145 million parcels, peaking in the build-up to Christmas when our drivers can face some of the worst weather conditions. Safe mobility is paramount to keeping our promises to customers, so when Michelin introduced us to its new Agilis CrossClimate tyres, we were keen to put them to the test.
Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres stand out for their rugged tread pattern which features new rubber compounds to promote flexibility in cold temperatures. This performance has earned them Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) certification, confirming their suitability for use on snow-covered roads.
Andrew French, Michelin’s Director of Services and Solutions for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, says: “Yodel’s adoption of these tyres follows similar decisions taken by several major NHS Ambulance Trusts – where safe mobility 24/7/365 is essential, no matter what the conditions.”