Aucar-Trailer and Allison Transmission presents innovative transport solution for the food and distribution sectors

New Iveco light road tractor features the latest POLICAR® body from Aucar-Trailer and an Allison fully automatic transmission to ensure flexible application, reduced emissions and exceptional fuel and cost savings.

MADRID, Spain : Aucar-Trailer, a specialist in the design, purchase, preparation and sale of heavy vehicles, has showcased a new Iveco Eurocargo light road tractor equipped with its latest POLICAR® system and an Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission. The 16 ton, 300 hp trailer truck has been designed to bring new levels of flexibility and cost savings to the food and distribution sector.  

Aucar-Trailer presented and tested the new POLICAR® system with the Iveco Eurocargo to journalists and representatives the leading logistics, distribution and transport companies from the food sector, at the INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) facilities in Madrid. 

POLICAR® bodywork, a cost effective “two in one” transport solution

Aucar-Trailer recently launched the new design of its renowned POLICAR®bodywork. The innovative “two in one” solution converts a trailer truck into a rigid box truck through simple operation of a remote control. The dual purpose trailer consists of two movable boxes, capable of operating at different temperatures during a single trip, which can be coupled to a tractor unit. Once the vehicle reaches a lorry parking area, it can be converted into a rigid truck to allow easy delivery of the two boxes to different distribution areas. Designed specifically for the distribution sector, this concept offers superior flexibility in the delivery of goods, as well as lowering CO2 emissions and providing savings in fuel, labour and maintenance costs.

The POLICAR® trailer can be mounted on all types of vehicle configuration: rigid box vehicles, tautliners, refrigerated trucks, tankers, container trucks and more. As it can be manufactured with isothermal boxes and multi-temperature cooling units, the trailer is able to transport fresh, dry and refrigerated foods in one journey, making it highly regarded in the distribution sector.

Allison Transmission, great value for distribution sector

Much like other transport sectors, the distribution sector is seeing a growing demand for automatic transmissions, which is not surprising when considering the numerous benefits such transmissions can deliver. These benefits include: increased productivity and enhanced performance, as well as improved vehicle control, safety and fuel consumption.   

As such, the POLICAR®and Allison transmission make a perfect combination. Allison fully automatic transmissions feature Continuous Power Technology™, whereby the transmission uses a torque converter to allow for uninterrupted gear shifts to improve vehicle performance and average speed. This ultimately allows for a higher number of deliveries in a specified timeframe.  By achieving an optimal balance between productivity and economy, an Allison fully automatic transmission makes the ideal component for vehicles powered with alternative fuels, such as CNG and LNG.

On urban routes and in dense traffic, Allison automatics allow for easy driver operation, ensuring smooth vehicle control. The automated gear changes help achive precise manoeuvring when navigating corners, approaching loading ramps or hitching trailers. With torque converter in place of dry clutch, costly clutch repairs are eliminated and an integral retarder enhances vehicle braking system to reduces brake wear, helping to avoid the need for regular maintenance.  

Forthcoming ROAD SHOW events :

  • 4/04/2013: Valencia at Autosur, Allison Official Service Center
  • 16/04/2013: Zaragoza at the Lecitrailer facilities
  • 19/04/2013: Barcelona. Circuit de Catalunya (Montmeló)

About AUCAR-TRAILER

Founded in 2000, AUCAR-TRAILER specialises in the design, purchase, preparation and sale of heavy vehicles. A pioneer in innovation, AUCAR-TRAILER has designed and patented the “All-Purpose European Trailer Truck” (2004) for driving schools and the POLICAR® (2011) Capillary Distribution trailer truck. With head offices in Premià de Mar (Barcelona), AUCAR-TRAILER boasts the best bodywork facilities to ensure that all work required by the client is carried out with optimum quality.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary, with a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com.

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Roland Moore-Colyer, Propel Technology, Bloxham Mill, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, OX15 4FF. +44 (0)1295 722863 / +44 (0) 7547 242674. roland@propel-technology.com

Miranda Jansen, Allison Transmission Europe B.V. Marketing Communications, Baanhoek 188, 3361GN Sliedrecht - The Netherlands, Tel: +31 78-6422 174. miranda.jansen@allisontransmission.com

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