Staffordshire-based N.S. Clarke Transport has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across its 30 new Volvo FH 6×2 500hp tractor units, praising the tyre company for its impressive pence per kilometre running costs.
The new vehicles join a total fleet of 160 trucks and 125 trailers operating on a 100 per cent Michelin tyre policy – alongside the firm’s 10 specialist crane recovery trucks, which recover breakdowns and accident-damaged vehicles.
Key to its decision to specify Michelin was the manufacturer’s accidental damage guarantee, which provides financial protection in the event a tyre is damaged before it is 50 per cent worn.
Commenting, Shaun Clarke, Director at N.S. Clarke Transport, says: “Our work can be fairly aggressive, with our short-length tippers and tankers operating fully-freighted more than 85 per cent of the time, which puts a lot of demands on our tyres. With Michelin, we know we get the best possible tyre life, and that translates into the best price per kilometre. Combined with the accidental damage guarantee, it means we are also able to protect our investment.”
In operation since 1983, N.S. Clarke Transport operates a fleet of bulk tippers, bulk tankers, curtainsiders, flatbeds and a range of standard and temperature-controlled vans, alongside its recovery vehicles.