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Michelin Adds RFID to Monitor Tires and Retreads for Fleets

| March 1, 2017

Updates to MICHELIN Tire Care Tire Maintenance

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has announced a technological enhancement that allows fleets to manage their maintenance and assets.

Here’s how it works: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being added to MICHELIN® commercial truck tires and retreads,  enabling fleets to  manage their tire assets throughout the full life cycle.

“Since implementing Michelin Tire Care, Transervice has seen a definite reduction in our monthly emergency road service calls,” said Ron Reid, operations manager, Transervice Logistics, based in New York. “We are averaging 2.5 tire-related ERS calls per month — down from 5.5 per month last year — which helps us save $2,000 per month. And the Michelin ONCall program has reduced our average downtime by 35 minutes per ERS event.”

Currently Michelin services over 260 fleets and more than 36,000 commercial vehicles nationwide. Michelin is introducing key upgrades and options to enhance Tire Care value for all types of fleets:

  • Improved program hardware and software: rugged CAT Smart device has Android smartphone look and feel with 4G capability and PDA Windows App for agile and customer-friendly operation.
  • Actionable Fleet dashboard: shows in-depth tire summary including critical analysis of Red Tag and Yellow Tag events, number of vehicles inspected, number of tires inspected and top 10 issues.
  • Red Tag Resolution: as Red and Yellow tag event are identified during an inspection, Tire Care helps ensure that all critical issues are corrected. The vehicle history shows the work performed and when it was completed.
  • Pricing options: Michelin now offers additional pricing options. In addition to a flat per-inspection fee, a new hourly pricing option provides an easy tire maintenance program rolled into one set hourly rate.
  • Self Fit: an in-house solution that allows fleets to perform their own inspections via a flat monthly fee with no restrictions on the number of inspections.
  • Road Ready: this option offers on-the-road peace of mind by utilizing a Love’s® TirePass® lane to perform Tire Care inspections, optimal for line haul fleets running coast to coast.

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