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UK mainland’s ‘most northern’ haulier continues 100-year Michelin relationship

The most northern haulage company on the UK mainland is continuing to fit Michelin tyres as original equipment and replacements across its 30-strong heavy truck fleet, nearly 100 years after its Michelin policy began. Scrabster-based D Steven & Boy, which also has depots in Wick, Aberdeen and Glasgow, specifies Michelin’s newest generation 315/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D tyres on its prime movers– all which are under three years of ages– claiming the fitments ensure mobility in extreme damp weather and snowy conditions. Handling director David Steven says his family business has always put its faith in Michelin tyres. “When your fleet is based around 80 miles from the nearest stretch of dual carriageway and you have 44-tonne artics negotiating steep, tight and twisty roadways, believing in your tyres is paramount. “If you fit cheap rubber you should jeopardize your mobility, plus you are at greater danger of tyre-related downtime. In the winter season our drivers frequently pass trucks stopped at the roadside, unable to continue in the conditions. “On the other hand the Michelin X MultiWay 3D tyres keep our fleet moving securely, giving our motorists optimal reassurance and enhancing our duty of care. Plus the remarkable traction does not come at the cost of increased rolling resistance– we still get great fuel efficiency too,” he adds. The D Steven & Child fleet is on the roadway approximately seven days a week, with tractor systems normally clocking up around 100,000 miles per annum, operating UK-wide and as far afield as France and Germany. They run with a mix of reefer, curtainside and flatbed trailers, each on 385/65 R 22.5 Michelin X Multi T fitments. Tyres are supplied by the closest Michelin Truck Expert dealership, Invergordon Tyres, with D Steven & Son drivers gathering Michelin new and Remix tyres from the dealer en path back to base. Tyres are then fitted, managed and regrooved in home, with near 100 percent regroove rates– following onsite r.
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Temp-Controlled LTL Carrier Kool Pak Protects Volvo Truck Fleet

ROSE CITY, OR– (Marketwired)– 07/28/15– Refrigerated LTL carrier Kool Pak is rolling out a fleet of new 2015 Volvo trucks to their Owner-Operators. Kool Pak acquired the trucks and rents them to independent Owner-Operator motorists who have their own businesses and supplement the Kool Pak group of drivers. Safely transporting frozen and cooled foodstuff needs reliable devices to secure shipments throughout the distribution procedure, especially during summer months. The purchase of the Volvo trucks got rid of the high operation and maintenance expenses of the 2011 fleet of trucks, while also preventing breakdowns, unnecessary down time, financial hardship and prospective customer service concerns. Kool Pak is proud to partner with their Owner-Operators to guarantee they are profitable and offer exceptional transportation services. Owner-Operators broaden the company’s fleet capability to consistently meet the temperature-controlled transportation needs of consumers across the united state With the truck lease program, Owner-Operators have actually improved mileage, as well as complete upkeep agreements and no extra bills to pay. Notes CEO Steve Ness, “We are dedicated to caring for our dedicated Owner-Operators as well as our employees. We treat everybody as family.” That belief is shared by long-time Owner-Operator, Ron Langley, who adds, “There is a lot less anxiety with these brand-new Volvo trucks; no repair work expenses, everything is covered from the drive train to lightbulbs. There is room to walk around, plus we are getting terrific fuel mileage. I couldn’t be happier. Kool Pak opens every door of opportunity for drivers to be successful.” About KOOL PAK Developed in 1968, Kool Pak LLC provides stress-free, temperature-controlled LTL transportation, warehousing, distribution and logistics services throughout the united state and Canada. Kool Pak places the highest concern on safeguarding client products throughout the distribution channel with temp-controlled docks, freezer, cooler …
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