Wincanton has placed its largest ever order for 100 Renault Range T tractor units – each of which are liveried in Wincanton’s distinctive blue branding – which began entering service in May.
Funded by Renault Trucks Financial Services on a three-year operating lease and maintained by Pullman Fleet, part of the Wincanton Group, the new 6×2 vehicles consisting of 75 11-litre T460s and 25 13-litre T480s will work across Wincanton’s construction and general haulage contracts, coupled to Wincanton’s new trailer line-up.
“We’ve been impressed by the existing Range Ts on our fleet, which are delivering strong operating performance with excellent fuel economy,” said Carl Hanson, Wincanton’s group fleet director. “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 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 best spoiler height and angle for every trip to provide further fuel savings.
The trucks are also equipped with lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.