Ace Movements Transport has become one of the first operators in the UK to sign up to Iveco UK’s four per cent fuel guarantee, with the delivery of two EcoStralis six by two mid-lift tractor units.
Kevin Banbury, managing director of Ashford-based Ace, said: “Fuel is our main concern right now, and any savings we can make with EcoStralis will directly impact on our bottom line.
“Before we placed the order Iveco technical staff carried out a detailed assessment of our current fleet before giving us the green light for the fuel guarantee. They are very confident EcoStralis will deliver at least a four per cent improvement in fuel economy.”
The EcoStralis Active Space Super3 tractors have been supplied by Haynes Trucks on a three year lease backed by a repair and maintenance agreement with Iveco Capital.
The four per cent fuel guarantee will be measured against the combined average performance of ACE Movements Transport’s current heavy truck fleet.
The EcoStralis tractors are fitted with an EEV-rated Cursor 10 engine with revised engine mapping to reduce fuel consumption while maintaining performance. They are capable of producing up to 460 hp and a maximum torque of 2,100 Nm.
The improvement in fuel economy is guaranteed for three years or 400,000 km subject to terms and conditions.