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UK courier adopts Michelin tyre policy across FedEx fleet


Courier delivery specialist, DB Distribution has rolled out a full Michelin policy across its 15-strong light commercial vehicle fleet after trials pointed to improved tyre life and reduced downtime.

The UK-based fleet supports a contract with FedEx, delivering parcels on a multi-drop route throughout Launceston, Cornwall. With no previous tyre policy in place, Michelin invited the customer to take part in a six-month trial of Michelin Agilis+ tyres, one of its dedicated van fitments.

The performance of the Agilis+ tyres exceeded expectations, particularly on tyre wear, reliability and overall robustness. As a direct result the company has now switched to a 100 per cent Michelin Agilis+ policy across its fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.

Commenting, Rob Berryman, Director at DB Distribution said: “Having never specified Michelin tyres before, we had no experience of what they were capable of delivering.

“The trial showed tread wear has been very even and we’re confident the change in policy will noticeably extend our tyre replacement intervals. Our drivers feel more confident that our vehicles are fitted with the best tyres for the job, particularly given the demands of our multi-drop work.”