Hermes renew contract with Michelin after 12% fuel saving
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 16:00
“… gives us absolute confidence that our tyres are being looked after by the experts.”
The tyre management deal will cover the entire Hermes UK fleet of 190 tractor units, 368 rigid trucks and 760 trailers
Hermes UK, the consumer delivery specialist, has renewed its three-year tyre contract with Michelin solutions after the efficient management of its tyres helped contribute to an impressive 12% reduction in diesel bills over the last three years.
Claire Phelan, Head of Procurement for Hermes UK, explains: “As a business we have gone above and beyond to reduce the amount of fuel we use. Michelin solutions has provided us with a tyre policy that, in conjunction with our other investments in more fuel-efficient trucks and aerodynamic trailers, has helped to optimise the operation of our fleet. This has led to an impressive double-digit fuel saving over the last three years, saving nearly 1,000,000 litres of diesel fuel.”
Hermes UK aims to specify all new assets on Michelin tyres as original equipment, with Michelin solutions responsible for the expert management of those running wheels on the fleet. The team has also defined KPIs for tyre regrooving, retreading and replacement by ATS Euromaster and Michelin Certified Centres, helping to ensure every single tyre delivers the optimum fuel efficiency, safety and longevity.
Phelan adds: “The EFFITIRES contract is ideal for our business as it gives us absolute confidence that our tyres are being looked after by the experts. With invoicing based on a price per mile, the contract enables us to accurately predict our tyre costs across the prime mover fleet, making budgeting much simpler. As a result we can invest our time in growing our business and becoming even more efficient.”
Hermes UK utilises its fleet to collect packages from clients and deliver them to the customer as quickly and efficiently as possible. Its vehicles range from 7.5 tonne rigids to 44 tonne tractor unit and trailer combinations, with the busiest vehicles travelling up to 180,000 km a year.