Economy, safety, sustainability, digitalization, climate neutrality, and connectivity: The commercial vehicle industry faces many challenges. With MICHELIN Connected Fleet, freight forwarders, fleet operators and van fleets have a powerful solution for this. Launched a year ago in the DACH region, MICHELIN Connected Fleet has been able to consolidate its market presence and expand its customer base with its fleet networking offering.
MICHELIN Connected Fleet provides tools and information to keep an eye on the fleet at all times and use smart reports to improve daily fleet performance.
The benefits for customers are tangible: MICHELIN Connected Fleet solutions can reduce fleet fuel consumption by around five percent on average. Based on a mileage of 180,000 kilometers, that’s about 3,780 euros per year per vehicle. This is not only a weighty argument in economic terms, but also helps to improve the environmental balance sheet: More than seven tons of CO2 per vehicle and year can be saved by using Michelin solutions. This is an important contribution to cost reduction, especially in view of the current discussion about increasing the CO2 tax from 2024. MICHELIN Connected Fleet data can also indicate vehicle maintenance needs at an early stage – reducing unplanned downtime and thus increasing productivity. In addition, the system can monitor tire pressure and temperature, significantly reducing the likelihood of roadside breakdowns. This prevents missed deliveries, vehicle damage, and higher repair and tire costs.
At the same time, MICHELIN Connected Fleet increases road safety because the systems provide valuable feedback on driving behavior. According to data analysis of customer projects and case studies over the past few years, this results in an average of 23 percent fewer traffic accidents due to speeding and hard acceleration or braking. In turn, insurance costs for the entire fleet can be reduced by around 40 percent.
For further expansion, MICHELIN Connected Fleet has expanded its German team of experts. In particular, the sales and after-sales service areas have been expanded to provide individual support for all customers to manage their fleets even better and to further improve processes. The network of qualified partners for installing the devices in the vehicles has also grown and offers Germany-wide coverage.