• 17-FEB-2016

Williams Transport unleashes new Iveco Trakker 6x4 heavy-duty tractor



Haulier Williams Transport takes delivery of a new 44-tonne Iveco Trakker. The new vehicle, featuring Iveco’s HI-SCR technology, will be utilised specifically for landfill work.

Huntingdon-based haulier Williams Transport has taken delivery of a powerful 44-tonne Iveco Trakker supplied by Guest Truck & Van in Cambridge.

The new vehicle – the largest on the fleet – joins six other Ivecos owned by Williams Transport, including a mix of Stralis Hi-Way 460 hp and 480 hp 6x2 tractors.

Williams Transport Managing Director Andrew Williams says: “We were looking for a truck that could be used specifically for landfill work; it needed to be rugged and able to tackle demanding terrain, and yet still offer our drivers a comfortable working and living environment on board.

“The Trakker’s impressive Hi-Track high-roof sleeper cab stood out for retaining all the comforts and interior amenities of the Stralis. It’s the perfect blend of driver comfort and on-board technology, matched with a rugged chassis and great off-road performance.”

The new Trakker is expected to cover up to 100,000 miles annually and will work a five day week in and around Cambridgeshire and the outskirts of London. It is powered by Iveco’s 12.9 litre Cursor 13 common rail diesel engine, which is capable of producing up to 450 hp at 1,500 rev/min, ensuring maximum power is available from intermediate speeds to allow smooth driving even on rough terrain.

Also key to the Trakker’s performance is the 2,200 Nm of torque available at 1,000 rev/min which aids manoeuvring in adverse operating conditions, driven through a 16-speed manual gearbox with driver-friendly ‘single H’ control.

Williams Transport also benefits from Iveco’s unique HI-SCR engine technology, which meets current emissions limits without the need for exhaust gas recirculation. This means productivity is increased as HI-SCR requires neither driver involvement nor downtime from active regeneration, meaning no fuel is utilised to burn particulates and no energy is lost to cool down exhaust gases.

The Trakker also features the Iveco Turbo Brake decompression engine braking system, which is fully integrated with the main braking system and Intarder, thereby combining maximum safety with low running costs.

Williams Transport operates from a strategically placed base on the A14 link road between the A1 and M1 junctions in Cambridgeshire. The haulier provides transport solutions for all manner of goods throughout the UK and Europe for a wide range of clients. With a 90-strong team, a modern fleet of 65 vehicles and more than 120 trailers, the family owned and managed business has been operating for more than four decades.

Basildon, February 17, 2016