Michelin Connected Fleet Launches in UK

Michelin has launched MICHELIN Connected Fleet in the UK, its new brand bringing together all the fleet management services and solutions of the Michelin Group under one banner.

It is also presenting a new suite of connected solutions for HGV fleets, intended to give hauliers and own-account operators a complete, real-time vision of the way in which their trucks and trailers are utilised.

Matt Childs, MICHELIN Connected Fleet Operational Marketing Manager UK & France

MICHELIN Connected Fleet already receives and processes data from approximately 300 million journeys per year, comprising Masternaut in Europe, NexTraq in North America, and Sascar in South America – collectively responsible for 600,000 vehicles operated by 70,000 customers, spanning 48 countries.

MICHELIN Connected Fleet collects vital data through a range of comprehensive and advanced on-board telematics systems to give fleet managers a real-time view of their goods, the trucks and trailers making up their fleet, and where they are located. This helps to optimise fleet utilisation, which in turn reduces operating costs, whilst also bolstering road safety by providing valuable feedback on driving behaviours.

Speaking at the launch, Matt Childs, MICHELIN Connected Fleet Operational Marketing Manager UK & France, said: “We are focused on helping fleet managers to accelerate their business with performance analysis services, based on smart data and tools, which lead to better insights and better visibility. In turn this helps to make operations more cost-effective, safer, more predictable and sustainable.”

Data can also be used to help anticipate maintenance requirements, leading to reductions in unscheduled downtime. Plus, the system can monitor tyre pressures and temperatures to considerably reduce the likelihood of roadside breakdowns, which can lead to missed deliveries, vehicle damage and increased tyre costs.

The launch of MICHELIN Connected Fleet in the UK follows the introduction of MICHELIN Connected Fleet in Spain in October 2020, and in France in November 2021. Deployment in Germany and South Africa is expected by the end of the year.