Eastern Tennessee Tire Dealer Joins MICHELIN Commercial Service Network

Fleet Tire of Knoxville offers tires, retreads and services

Feb 01, 2016, 14:00 ET from Michelin North America

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., announced that Fleet Tire will join the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network™ (MCSN). Fleet Tire operates its commercial/retail locations in Knoxville, Tenn., with five state-of-the-art service trucks and six TIA-certified service specialists. As part of the MCSN, Fleet Tire will offer a complete range of services, including repairs, routine service, diagnostics, inspection, alignments, MICHELIN ONCall 24/7/365 emergency road service (ERS), and MICHELIN® TIRE CARE™ preventative tire monitoring for fleets needing service and tires in the busy I-40, I-75, and I-81 highway area.

"As our newest member to the MICHELIN Commercial Service Network family, Fleet Tire has had a 28-year-long relationship with Michelin providing quality service for our Eastern Tennessee fleet customers," said Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer for Michelin Americas Truck Tires Division. "The addition of MICHELIN ONCall and MICHELIN TIRE CARE to Fleet Tire's portfolio of services will amplify the network's collective service level for fleets located in or traveling through the region."

The MICHELIN Commercial Service Network is designed to help fleets maximize uptime and ensure consistent, high-quality service from a nationwide franchise network. The addition of Fleet Tire brings the MCSN to approximately 600 locations across the United States. Through this network, Michelin provides fleet customers with a comprehensive service package, including online reporting, MICHELIN ONCall ERS, MICHELIN TIRE CARE tire-monitoring program, and access to skilled technicians and professional equipment, all of which are backed by rigorous certification and audit standards.

Fleet Tire will provide professional service to commercial customers with MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal® products that include commercial truck, motor home and trailer, and passenger/light truck tires. Fleet Tire has also offered Michelin Retread Technologies products since 1999.

"The MICHELIN Commercial Service Network program gives fleets confidence that their needs will be met professionally with an emphasis on their bottom line," said Jerry Linginfelter, president of Fleet Tire. "We are proud to be the newest MCSN member as well as an integral part of the Knoxville community. We believe in being a good community citizen by contributing to a wide range of charitable programs in the area."

About Fleet Tire
Fleet Tire has been associated with Michelin for over 28 years. Fleet Tire focuses on consumer, commercial fleets and RV tires and service.  Fleet Tire has also provided MRT products since 1999. With state-of-the-art service trucks and a staff of TIA certified-service specialists, Fleet Tire has been serving the greater Knoxville area since 1987.

About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.

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SOURCE Michelin North America