Wincanton raises the roof and improves fuel efficiency with Freddies

Wincanton with Hatcher device

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 […]