Food storage and distribution specialist ACS&T has invested £1m in its fleet, including the latest generation tractors, trailers and tracking equipment.
The company, which works with some of the leading names in chilled, frozen and ambient food production, has purchased five Volvo FH12 500 tractor units, and 13 Gray & Adams temperature controlled trailers.
The Volvo FH500 141 tractor units – the first 500bhp to join the ACS&T fleet – are replacements for expired fleet, and will operate out of the company’s depot at Scarborough. The new trucks boast excellent fuel efficiency and conform to stringent standards on fuel consumption and CO2 emission, thanks to Euro 6 step C compliant engines.
The units are fitted with Volvo Trucks’ Dynafleet fleet management system, which allows operators to pinpoint the exact location and status of each vehicle, as well as providing advice on how to improve profitability.
The 13.6m trailers are fitted with the very latest 15.5ft3 tracked and controlled fridge units. They will be branded in customer livery and serve a factory in Scarborough.
Both trucks and trailers offer a best-in-class lifetime ownership cost and feature sophisticated camera system.
ACS&T managing director, Malcolm Johnstone, said the investment underlined the company’s commitment to quality and its dedication to providing flexible logistics solutions for customers.
Mr Johnstone added: “Our investment underlines a drive to prove the highest quality of service while demonstrating a clear commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.”