Wincanton has ordered 100 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units as part of its ongoing expansion plans. The trucks have been ordered with an emphasis on safety, and will all be fitted with Active Brake Assist and Proximity Control Assist systems. The vehicles are due to enter service next month, across its network. Carl Hanson, group fleet director, said: “Maintaining the highest levels of safety is a top priority for us and for our customers, and these vehicles are ahead of […]
Wincanton says it is “extremely disappointed” that Unite failed to persuade its tanker driver members to accept proposals put forward over terms and conditions after six days of talks at conciliation service Acas. A spokeswoman for the operator says: “Along with the five other employers, Wincanton entered into the talks in good faith, having clearly stated that sector-wide collective bargaining on pay was not to be on the agenda. “With just one third of the industry represented by the employers […]
Pullman Fleet Services, Wincanton’s repair and maintenance division, has been appointed by Asda to manage 900 vehicles in the supermarket’s home delivery fleet.
Wincanton has reversed heavy losses and is “back on track” – despite a 9.6% fall in turnover – after a turbulent two years that saw it sell its loss-making European activities and exit a poor performing market in the UK.