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New tyre policy ensures year-round mobility for Yodel vans

Yodel has switched to running Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres to ensure mobility of its delivery vans in all weathers.

Yodel has renewed a three-year fully managed Effitires contract with Michelin, covering its fleet of vans, rigid trucks, tractor units and trailers

Already in use with several major NHS Ambulance Trusts, the tyres have now been adopted by the courier firm for its fleet of 550 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters as part of a new three-year fully managed Effitires contract with Michelin.

The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres uses new rubber compounds to promote flexibility in cold temperatures and have Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) certification, confirming their suitability for use on snow-covered roads.

The tyres, which are being fitted by ATS Euromaster, also have enhanced sidewall and shoulder protection for improved robustness.

Ian Leonard, head of fleet operations at Yodel, said: “Every year we deliver more than 145 million parcels, peaking in the build-up to Christmas when our drivers can face some of the worst weather conditions. Safe mobility is paramount to keeping our promises to customers, so when Michelin introduced us to its new Agilis CrossClimate tyres, we were keen to put them to the test.

“Following a series of trials, we knew we wanted them fitted as standard across our Sprinter fleet. We’re confident they will give us a genuine competitive advantage, backed up by the great service we’ve become accustomed to since switching to a Michelin contract three years ago.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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