Total Motion is converting around 70% of its van fleet to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy after predicting the tyres will deliver an 3,000 miles per set more than its existing summer/winter tyre policy.
The shift in policy to the tyre, which Michelin describes as a summer tyre with full winter cacpability, which has will make Total Motion one of the largest users of the light commercial vehicle tyre in the UK.
The Leicester-based fleet management company will fit the tyres to 17,500 vehicles which include specialist passenger carriers and light commercials, moving away from its previous strategy of fitting dedicated summer and winter tyres for each season.
Harry Hill, strategic account managerfor Total Motion, said the new policy will save substantially on tyre storage costs, eliminate the downtime associated with seasonal tyre swaps as well as deliver improved vehicle performance.
He said: “We introduced the CrossClimate+ tyres to our car fleet when the tyre was launched, and our customers reported superb levels of performance.
“As soon as the Agilis CrossClimate tyre became available for light commercial vehicles earlier this year we had the confidence that we would get the same results – we’ve received excellent feedback on improved road safety and reduced downtime.
“We want to be able to offer our clients vehicles that run on the best possible premium tyres as we are confident they will also be the safest and most efficient option.
"Plus, with a tyre that is now suitable all year round, it’ll only require replacing once its worn, reducing all of the hassle and downtime associated with seasonal changeovers.”