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 is to sell its records management business (WRM) to market specialists Restore for £60m after signing a conditional agreement.
Wincanton has become the first haulier to move containers off the quay at London Gateway, despite the port not officially being open for business.
Wincanton has been awarded a new contract with retailer Halfords that will see it become the sole operator of its national transport contract.