Acumen Automotive Logistics has purchased an additional four new Scania tractor units to service further business won over the past six months.
The Coventry and Northampton based company has substantially expanded its fleet over the past 12 months bringing the total number of trucks in the fleet to 50. The new trucks will be based at Burnaston and represent an investment of £¾ million by parent company Acumen Logistics Group.
The Scania are each equipped with 6×2 Euro 6 engine and fully automatic 12-speed Opticruise gearbox. The vehicle’s adaptive cruise control (ACC) assists the driver in maintaining a steady pre-set speed thereby enabling the engine to work at optimum performance. In addition, an Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) helps reduce collision risk by using long range radar, mounted behind the front grille, to alert the driver prior to a potential collision. The system issues visual and audible prompts to warn the driver so he can take control.
Equipped with sleeping compartments the trucks have full contract maintenance agreements with Scania and Hunwick Engineering the transporter manufacturers.
Managing Director, Chris Doughty said: “We ordered the Scania latest generation TE +11 Evo 8 transporter body and trailer as they are equipped with electronic start/stop which can be operated from three separate places. The prime mover has the latest designed top deck with new positions for cars five and six. The new design enables a smoother transition allowing the driver to reverse cars up to the peak thereby enabling greater flexibility to configure and ease the loading in these positions.”
The new trucks underline Acumen’s continuing investment to provide its customers with the latest technology as well as its commitment to reducing carbon emissions. In addition to its extensive fleet of car transporters the company operates a wide range of equipment including specialist enclosed car transporters, articulated vehicles and curtain sided rigids & trailers.
In conclusion, Chris Doughty said: “Acumen’s on-going investment in new equipment, products and services is helping our continued expansion within the finished vehicle market in addition to enabling us to more efficiently manage our customers’ requirements.”