Michelin says its Advantage Program, which offers members consistent pricing and services, is growing steadily as more small fleets and owner-operators join, with memberships up nearly 60 percent for the first half of 2011 when compared to the same period in 2010 – due in large part to opening the program to owner-operators in March 2011. Fleets and owner-operators have the chance to sign up at no cost for the program this week in the Michelin booth (No. 14077) at the Great American Trucking Show or anytime at www.michelintruck.com.
“Trucking professionals across the industry are realizing the benefits of having a direct relationship with Michelin,” says Fritz Mueller, small-fleet business segment manager at Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The Michelin Advantage Program is available to all fleets under 100 trucks, including the owner-operator ‘one-truck fleet,’ to gain an advantage and have the ability to control their costs, save time, protect their equipment investment and improve their safety.”
The Michelin Advantage Program provides the same pricing on both Michelin tires and retreads at home or on the road; purchases can be made with any Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. Program members also have access to Michelin OnCall emergency road service with no dispatch fee by using the anytime any-day service by calling 800-TIRE-911. Members also receive access to the Michelin Commercial Service Network, which provides consistent service from network dealers – all ensured by certification and audit standards.
The Michelin Advantage Program also supplies members with access to resources on the program’s Website as well as training information and maintenance tips and techniques. Regular e-newsletters offer product updates and promotions, while quarterly webcasts provide tips to members on maintaining safe truck operations.