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Milestone for Bacton TransportActros 2545

Bacton Transport has marked 10 years of trading with its local Mercedes-Benz dealer by investing in another eight new Actros tractor units, all of which represent extensions to its fleet. Fuel-efficient trucks, enthusiastic driver feedback and outstanding after sales support from Orwell Truck & Van are the cornerstones on which the relationship has been built over the last decade.

The latest arrivals are all Actros 2545 models with aerodynamic StreamSpace cabs and line up alongside eight other tractor units from the current Actros range.

The Euro VI trucks are powered by state-of-the-art 330 kW (449 hp) straight-six engines which drive through smooth Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. In a ‘first’ for the company, the vehicles are also equipped with optional Predictive Powertrain Control systems – PPC is a clever cruise control that employs 3D GPS mapping to read three kilometres of topography ahead then responds by controlling speed, braking and the transmission to maximise fuel efficiency.

Edward Downie said: “We commissioned our first Actros in 2004 and both performance and driver acceptance were very good from the outset. We expect the PPC systems will deliver further improvement and keep the fleet moving in the right direction.”

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