Wincanton is putting safety first in its latest fleet upgrade with the addition of 100 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units. Motor Transport’s Haulier of the Year at the 2017 specified the 2545s with flat-floored versions of the StreamSpace cab. They are equipped with Mercedes PowerShift automated transmissions also. The trucks come with Mercedes-Benz Safety Packs, which include Active Brake Assist and Proximity Control Assist technology. Active Brake Assist employs multi-mode radar to monitor moving and stationary objects in front of the […]
Wincanton has slammed the government’s forthcoming Lorry Road User Charge (LRUC) for not doing enough to level the playing field between UK and foreign operators. In a blog on its website the largest UK-owned operator said that the widely reported charge of £10 per day for foreign lorries to run on British roads “ought to be four or five times that amount” to “have any real impact”. Later this month the government will publish draft legislation containing details about the […]
Wincanton has said it is ready to tackle any changes in legislation or the economic climate Brexit might have on the industry.
Wincanton has won a three-year contract with Cemex, covering nationwide deliveries of bagged cement.