Following the announcement that Acumen Automotive Logistics has been awarded a number of major contracts from Jaguar Land Rover, the company has substantially expanded its fleet with the purchase of 20 new Scania tractor units and 20 Lohr trailers. The new trucks and trailers represent an investment of £3.6 million by parent company Acumen Logistics Group and helps enhance a key company policy of reducing CO2 emissions.
The Scania P440 tractor units are each equipped with a 6×2 Euro 5 engine and were chosen for their reliability, low operating costs and, in particular, fuel efficiency. Equipped with sleeping compartments they have been acquired through Widnes based Riverside Truck Rental on a full maintenance contract hire agreement. The Lohr EHR 300 superstructure and trailers have been specifically designed to carry eight Land Rovers or nine Jaguars.
Managing Director, Chris Doughty says, "After rigorous testing we chose the Scania primarily for its fuel economy but were also impressed with the innovative interior and driver comfort. They provide our drivers with ample working space and an easy cab access."
The new trucks underline Acumen’s continuing investment to its close relationship with Jaguar Land Rover 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 articulated vehicles and curtain sided rigids & trailers.
In conclusion, Chris Doughty said: "This investment has allowed us to renew part of our fleet as well as strengthen our capacities thereby enabling us to make inroads into new markets. 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."