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Wincanton drives performance and safety with new Renault trucks

Wincanton has underlined its commitment to the highest standards in safety, efficiency and technological innovation with the order of 100 new Renault Range T trucks.

The latest vehicles are equipped with advanced technology, which uses road topography to optimise gear shifting and reduce fuel consumption. They are also fitted with automatic spoiler adjustment, which changes the angle for every individual trip, providing further fuel savings.

For enhanced safety, they also boast intelligent driving systems such as lane departure alerts, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

Such features underline Wincanton’s commitment to innovation, which benefits its customers, as well its own expansion.

Carl Hanson, Wincanton’s Group fleet director, says: “We are committed to delivering service excellence to our customers through the efficiency and reliability of our fleet across varied markets, with on-road safety a priority.  We’ve been impressed by the existing Range Ts on our fleet, which are delivering strong operating performance with excellent fuel economy.  The latest vehicles are highly specified with advanced technologies that promote more fuel efficient driving and safeguard our drivers, their load and other road users whilst increasing productivity and fleet utilisation.”

The fleet comprises 100 tractors, each of which will be liveried in Wincanton’s distinctive blue branding. The new tractor units with 6x2 axle configuration consist of 75 eleven-litre T460s and 25 thirteen-litre T480s and will enter service from March 2017.

Funded by Renault Trucks Financial Services on a three-year operating lease and maintained by Pullman Fleet, part of the Wincanton Group, the new Range Ts will work across Wincanton’s construction and general haulage contracts, coupled to Wincanton’s new trailer line up.

Renault Trucks’ commercial director, Nigel Butler, says: “It is great to see Wincanton again selecting the fuel efficient Range T to work across its fleet and support the growth of its business. Renault Trucks’ on-going commitment to reducing total cost of ownership and on road risk through enhanced technologies is ensuring that customers like Wincanton are able to meet their own targets more effectively.”

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