WORLD famous soft drinks leader AG Barr has invested in ‘future-proofed’ transport technology by commissioning nine new tractor units from Mercedes-Benz dealer Western Commercial.

The Cumbernauld based company’s latest order reflects its commitment to safety, while also ensuring it is well placed, given the proposed introduction of low emission zones in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The new trucks are all Actros 2543 models with ClassicSpace cabs and 10.7 litre straight six engines producing 315kW (428hp). Each is equipped with a Mercedes-Benz Safety Pack incorporating the Active Brake Assist 4 system, which features a ‘first’ in the shape of pedestrian recognition, as well as Proximity Control Assist and a driver’s airbag.