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 […]
Kitchen supplier Howdens Joinery has awarded a three-year contract to Wincanton, after ending its relationship with DHL Supply Chain earlier this year.
The RHA has named Samworth Brothers Distribution MD Richard Burnett as its new chief executive. He will take up his position when outgoing chief executive Geoff Dunning retires in August.