Wincanton has taken delivery of 115 new tractor units equipped with powered, height-adjustable roof fairings, reporting that height-matched fairings improve fuel consumption by about 5% compared with conventional fixed fairings. The units, 90 Mercedes-Benz Actros (the outgoing model) and 25 Renault Premiums, have joined Wincanton’s container division. The Actros units have the Hatcher-designed Freddie roof fairing with automatic height adjustment. When drivers switch on the ignition, the fairing’s photo-electric system ‘looks’ for a trailer to set its own height via […]
Wincanton has said it doesn’t expect to be affected by the dispute between union Unite and Argos over the proposed transfer of almost 100 drivers despite managing the majority of the retailer’s transport operation.
A revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) for accessing fuel distribution terminals has been launched by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the FTA.
Troubled haulier Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) has won a six-month breathing space on repaying a £200m loan and more than a year’s extension before it has to prove to its lenders it can service the debt.