Michelin Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Commercial tire market cautiously recovering from 2023 challenges

To better understand commercial tire expectations for the remainder of the year, we spolke with Pierluigi Cumo, VP of B2B products at Michelin North America.

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How supplier partnerships move sustainability forward in commercial transportation

The right tires can contribute to significant forward sustainable progress for commercial fleets.

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Michelin announces new X One Pre-Mold retread tire lines

The Michelin X One Line Energy D2 Pre-Mold tire is designed to optimize the total cost of ownership by improving rolling resistance.

Michelin launches new Defender tire series for light-duty trucks

Michelin added two new tires to the Defender line – the M/S2 all-season and the Platinum.

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Michelin emergency roadside service surpasses 2.5 million breakdown events

The 2.5 millionth Michelin ONCall breakdown event was received on May 12, 2023.

Michelin’s Freightliner SuperTruck 2 steer tire expected to roll out this year

It usually takes years for SuperTruck technology to be ready for the road, but Michelin’s X Line Energy Z+ tire aims for a 2023 debut.

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Michelin Connected Fleet delivers new suite of fleet-management solutions

Michelin has officially launched the Michelin Connected Fleet brand in North America, bringing an all-new portfolio of fleet-management solutions to the commercial trucking industry that combines connected-vehicle technology with performance analysis and services. Michelin Connected Fleet,  powered by NexTraq LLC, offers solutions for truck management, trailer management, ELDs and driver safety, plus smart report services

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The widening reach of wide-base truck tires 

Here’s where wide-base tire adoption stands with trucking fleets.

Michelin hits the streets with latest urban and regional tire

Michelin announced that its Agilis HD Z 19.5 tire will replace the Michelin XZE tire in the two current 19.5-in. sizes (225/70R19.5 LRG and 245/70R19.5 LRH). The tire manufacturer noted that the Agilis HD Z 19.5 will offer durability, mileage and wet traction for high-stress urban and regional commercial applications with improved rolling resistance compared

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The impact of truck tire maintenance on diesel fuel economy cannot be understated

The science is simple—the air pressure in a tire is what carries the load, explained John Ramaika, regional fleet manager at Double Coin. Therefore, an underinflated tire requires more energy, meaning more fuel to roll. “The simplest and most neglected maintenance item which will impact tire performance and fuel economy is proper inflation,” he said.

Symbio, Faurecia and Michelin to develop Class 8 hydrogen-fueled truck

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected Symbio, Michelin, Faurecia along with GTI and other industry partners, to develop and demonstrate a hydrogen-fueled, regional-haul Class 8 truck, as major contributors to a state-supported hydrogen mobility project. The “Symbio H2 Central Valley Express” project, supported with $2 million from the CEC, will develop and demonstrate a

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Michelin debuts Michelin X One Line Energy D2 wide-base single tire

Michelin North America Inc. is launching the Michelin X One Line Energy D2 tire for fleets that drive tires in truckload line haul transportation, the company announced during a press conference at TMC 2022. Launching May 1 in North America, the tire is designed for fuel savings and low total cost of ownership. The X One Line

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