New Iveco Stralis Hi-Way delivers the goods at Arclid Transport
Specialist bulk powder haulier Arclid Transport has expanded its fleet with the company’s first Iveco: a Stralis Hi-Way 6x2 tractor unit featuring Iveco’s patented HI-SCR engine technology.
The Stralis joins a fleet of 31 at the Sandbach, Cheshire-based firm, and will be used for the transportation of granular raw materials, minerals and bulk powders destined for the UK’s construction industry, as well as firms manufacturing pottery and glass, chemicals and detergents and animal feed.
Transport Manager Peter Conway says: “We were looking to expand our fleet, and having heard good things from a number of other Iveco operators regarding fuel performance and low total cost of ownership, we were eager to try a Stralis for ourselves.
“Iveco’s HI-SCR engine technology was another key feature that drew us to the Stralis,” adds Conway. “Being able to meet the stringent Euro VI emissions limits without a need for exhaust gas recirculation or regeneration is a clear winner in terms of increased productivity and reduced downtime, while the lack of driver involvement in the process allows our staff to keep their minds on the job – delivering excellent, on-time customer service.”
Iveco dealer Sherwood Truck and Van finalised the deal, and Arclid Transport’s new Stralis Hi-Way (AS440S50TX/P) is expected to remain a part of the company’s fleet for five years, travelling approximately 60,000 miles annually.
The new 6x2 tractor is powered by a highly efficient Iveco Cursor 13 engine. Capable of producing up to 500 hp between 1,600 and 1,900 rev/min, the engine provides up to 2,300 Nm of torque between 900 and 1,525 rev/min. The vehicle also benefits from the proven EuroTronic automated gearbox, manufactured for Iveco by ZF.
Further enhancements specified by Arclid Transport include alloy wheels and leather seats in the truck’s spacious and comfortable sleeper cab – a cab designed with a drag-reducing aerodynamic profile, helping reduce the company’s fuel bills.
The addition of Iveco’s latest Fuel Efficiency Package completes the new arrival – a system incorporating technologies designed to further cut Arclid Transport’s running costs. These include an Eco-Roll function that constantly monitors the road angle, looking for opportunities to shift into neutral on downhill stretches, before re-engaging a gear at the end of a descent for normal operation.
Meanwhile, a new engine oil management system reduces energy absorption within the oil pump and provides faster warming of the engine, coupled with OW-20 low viscosity engine oil to further boost engine efficiency and stretch oil service intervals.
Founded in 1972 with one tanker, Arclid Transport was first established to transport foundry sand for associate company Bathgate Silica Sand. Six years and 10 vehicles later, it became apparent that demand for professional haulage services was growing, so a larger tank was purchased to allow for the carriage of a variety of materials.
Today, as part of the Archibald Bathgate Group, Arclid operates a fleet of vehicles and provides haulage services for clients across the UK.
Basildon, January 6, 2016
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