Bacton backs Actros for fleet additionsSuffolk haulier Bacton Transport has invested in another eight new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units – all of which represent extensions to its fleet.

The latest arrivals are Actros 2545 models with StreamSpace cabs and are the subject of a CharterWay contract hire agreement with M-B Financial Services.

They have lined up alongside eight other tractor units from the current Actros generation, as well as four MegaSpace units from the previous Actros range.

Based in Stowmarket, Bacton’s first Euro 6 trucks are powered by 449 bhp engines driving through PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. They are also equipped with optional Predictive Powertrain Control systems, which employs 3D GPS mapping to read 3 km of topography ahead then responds by controlling speed, braking
and the transmission to improve fuel efficiency by up to five per cent.

The introduction of Bacton Transport’s new trucks coincided with the delivery by SDC of six new curtainsided semi-trailers with tail-lifts for horticultural work. Another six trailers are due from Montracon in April.