MVT Solutions Produces New Michelin Tire Test Report

MICHELIN® X One® tires prove to be more fuel efficient than a leading competitor's wide base single tire

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Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions (MVT Solutions), known for its innovative fuel economy testing and consultive services in the trucking industry, recently released a test report featuring a new generation of the wide base single tire, the Michelin X One. MICHELIN X One tires are a SmartWay-verified technology and are designed for fuel efficiency, weight reduction and truck stability. The report compares the MICHELIN X One tires with a leading competitive brand to calculate the product's fuel savings.

"Truck tires are an important part of the conversation surrounding fuel efficiency," said Daryl Bear, lead engineer and COO of MVT Solutions. "When carriers use more fuel-efficient tires, they're able to reduce drag and fuel consumption with a quick return on investment. Our recent testing of the Michelin X One tires will help carriers make more informed purchasing decisions and recognize the potentials fuel savings that exist with tires."

MVT Solutions' recent truck tire test found that Michelin X One tires saved 6.70 gallons per 1,000 miles, a total of 5.35 percent, when compared to a leading competitive brand. This equates to $2,559.40 in annual fuel savings per truck based on average mileage and retail price of diesel fuel. Additionally, MVT Solutions calculated that most carriers could see a return on investment (ROI) within 2.8-4.7 months, depending on tire purchasing costs and tire life, with the X One tires. The report also includes a brief outline of how to utilize the test results to calculate savings unique to each carrier.

A full version of this report can be downloaded at http://www.m-v-t-s.com/certified-technology/tires-wheels/michelin-x-ones-wbs-tires.

About MVT Solutions

MVT Solutions, a subsidiary of Mesilla Valley Transportation, provides fuel economy testing based on racecar engineering. This high-tech testing methodology can obtain accuracy up to 0.25% and accounts for such variables as wind, driver behavior and duty cycle. With over 300 fuel economy tests conducted to date, the company's proven approach provides highly reliable and consistent data that enables trucking companies to make more informed choices and manufacturers to design and develop products backed by accurate fuel efficiency information that customers trust. MVT Solutions also provides consulting services to fleets looking to implement the right fuel-savings technologies for their operations. MVT Solutions was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To learn more about MVT Solutions and for the latest in fuel efficiency news, visit www.m-v-t-s.com.

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Source: Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions

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