Leicester-based Widdowson has taken delivery of the ten Stralis Hi-Road tractor units from Iveco dealer Guest Truck and Van.
And it will take delivery of a further 11 units over the next six months, which will all be used for general haulage throughout the UK.
Widdowson chairman Harry Hawksworth said: “Prior to the first vehicles entering service an Iveco driver trainer provided specific training and driver familiarisation to show our team how to get the best out of the vehicles. It’s still early days, but the feedback has been very positive so far.”
The vehicles are all Stralis Hi-Road (AT440S46TX/P) high-roof 6×2 twin-steer tractor units. Iveco’s Driving Style Evaluation tool is fitted in all of the new vehicles, enabling the driver to improve their driving performance in real time and as a result to improve their fuel efficiency – a tool which Iveco says can generate fuel savings of between 5 per cent and 12 per cent.