Transport group takes delivery of its latest hi-tech fleet

Wirral road tanker company Abbey Logistics Group has added five latest generation Mercedes Actros trucks to its fleet, to support growing demand in its liquid food business. The new vehicles include a range of hi-tech features aimed to improve efficiency, and road safety standards. Going into operation immediately, the new trucks feature Mercedes' innovative MirrorCam technology which provides a significantly improved all-round view and consists of two cameras mounted to the exterior of the vehicle and two 15-inch displays on the A-pillars inside the cab.

MirrorCam also offers improved mpg performance due to the compact, streamlined profile of the camera housings. Underneath, the new trucks are packed with safety-enhancing technology and features to increase fuel efficiency.

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This includes Mercedes' Active Brake Assist 5 emergency braking system, which performs emergency braking when approaching stationary and moving objects, and partial or full braking for moving pedestrians. Fuel efficiency is improved with features that include the new predictive powertrain control, an intelligent satellite mapping system that reads the road ahead, responding by managing speed, braking and the transmission to maximise fuel efficiency.

Dave Patten, Abbey Logistics business unit director (liquids), said: "Our drivers who have used the new vehicles are very impressed with the features, especially MirrorCam. "The increase in visibility is impressive both from the reduction in blind spots and also its ability to work flawlessly, even in direct sunlight." The new vehicles will join Abbey's fleet of more than 450 tractor units and help support additional volumes in the edible oils sector.

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