Wincanton Boosts Expansion With Range
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:50
Wincanton has placed their largest-ever order for Renault Trucks Range T tractor units in a move that will deliver on efficiency, reliability and safety. The 100 6×2 vehicles consisting of 75 11-litre T460s and 25 13-litre T480s, each of which are liveried in Wincanton’s distinctive blue branding, began entering service last month.
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.
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.”
All the new Range Ts come with Renault Trucks’ Optifleet Fuel Eco+ Pack, including Optivision which uses road topography to optimise gear shifting, reducing fuel consumption.
The construction vehicles are also fitted with Kuda LaserEye truck spoiler automatic adjustment system, which sets the optimum spoiler height and angle for every trip, providing further fuel savings. For enhanced safety, the trucks are equipped with Renault Trucks’ intelligent driving assistance technologies, such as lane departure warning system, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
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.”