Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Eccles, Manchester-based haulier Olivers Transport has hit a new record-high mileage of 362,689km on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D XDE drive tires in its fleet, according to the French tire-maker.
The four 295/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D XDE tires, which had been regrooved, were removed from a DAF 6x2 tractor unit used regularly on a return trip from the company’s Scotland base to Birmingham, said a Michelin press release on 7 Oct.
The DAF tractor, accoding to Olivers Transport fleet engineer Kevin Hawker, pulled a double-deck curtainsider trailer to Birmingham and back, double-manned.
“When we removed the tire set during routine brake maintenance there was still 3mm usable tread on them, which would have been good for another 5,000-6,000km,” he added.
A family-owned business, Olivers Transport runs a fleet of 30 trucks and 45 trailers, which operate throughout the UK.