Nestlé UK has ordered 70 new 13.6m Montracon box semi-trailers and four Mercedes-Benz Actros StreamSpace tractor units.
The semi-trailers, the first of which have entered service, feature matching silver side-skirts and one of them has special graphics to mark Nestlé’s 150th anniversary.
Its four silver Actros trucks, supplied by dealer Northside Truck and Van, have 12.8-litre, six-cylinder OM471 engines with turbochargers and revised injection systems, which Mercedes claims offers average fuel savings compared to their predecessors of about 3%.
They join seven 510hp Actros StreamSpace tractor units in Nestlé’s fleet, which have been on the road for more than a year, based at its production facility in York.
All Nestlé’s Actros trucks are equipped with predictive powertrain control systems.
Nestlé fleet manager Mick Thompson (pictured) said: “The first seven trucks are returning between 9 and 9.1 mpg, which means they’re almost a mile ahead of our previous fleet average. And although we’ve only just set the four new units on the road, at 9.4 mpg they’re already doing even better.”