Phillips 66 upgrades its fleet

Seventy per cent of the Phillips 66 total road tanker fleet has been replaced with 32 new MAN, Scania and Merc vehicles.

The vehicles conform to Euro 6 emissions standards thus delivering lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency, among a number of other benefits. The 32 tankers, operated by Phillips 66 hauliers, are already on the road throughout the UK.

The new MAN, Scania and Merc tankers offer the very latest in fleet vehicle technology including:

  • Euro 6 emission compliant engines
  • Lane assistance technology with alert function
  • Braking assistance technology with alert function
  • LED lighting systems to increase vehicle visibility and reduce downtime for vehicle maintenance
  • Multi-function steering wheels for driver convenience
  • Driving characteristics monitoring with alert function

“We consider the inclusion of Lane Departure Warning Systems and Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems to be a further positive step in reducing road traffic incidents,” said Dave Rowlands, technical services director at Wincanton.

“Our drivers also welcome the extra space, comfort and storage the specified sleeper cab models provide.”

“All the new vehicles are fitted with the latest On Board Computing hardware which is linked to each vehicle’s telematics and has touch screen technology,” said Dan Bauckham, director of engineering at Suckling Transport

“A forward-facing camera enables us to instantly access any footage when the cameras are activated, without the need to download the camera physically. It also includes remote tachograph downloads for the vehicle data. We believe that we’re the first operator using this new hardware.”