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 […]
Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.
Wincanton has won a six year warehousing and distribution contract with Basmati rice producer Tilda.