UK transport and logistics provider, Acumen Logistics, has invested £750,000 ($1.07m) in four more Scania tractor units to support finished vehicle transport contracts its Acumen Automotive Logistics division has won this year.
The latest additions, which are equipped with Euro 6 engines, brings its truck fleet in the UK to 50. Hunwick Engineering has supplied the transporter units. The new trucks will operate out of Acumen’s base in Burnaston.
“We ordered the Scania latest generation TE and 11 Evo 8 transporter body and trailer as they are equipped with electronic start/stop which can be operated from three separate places,” said managing director, Chris Doughty. “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 trucks feature fully automatic 12-speed Opticruise gearboxes along with adaptive cruise control an advanced emergency braking system that helps reduce collision risk by using long range radar.
Last year Acumen Automotive Logistics won a three-year contract with the BMW Group to deliver Minis from the carmaker’s Oxford plant to dealers in the UK.