WorkControl adds three prime movers to traffic control fleet

WorkControl has introduced three new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2653s to its regional NSW operations.

The vehicles will pull Etnyre Falcon tri-axle walking floor trailers specified for asphalting work.

Founded in Forbes by Kevin and Colleen Gunn, the roadworks and traffic control business is now run by their sons Ben and Joe Gunn and operates across six locations throughout western New South Wales.

It currently employs 300 people and has a fleet of 130 vehicles.

WorkControl has expanded recently to include roadwork services, prompting the purchase of the three Actros trucks that feature striking artwork celebrating the Wiradjuri heritage of the Gunn family.

The advanced active safety features of the Actros proved a major selling point.

Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) including the latest generation Active Brake Assist 5, which can come to a complete stop for pedestrians as well as vehicles, helped sway Ben Gunn.

“Safety is at the very centre of everything we do at WorkControl,” said Gunn.

“Keeping workers safe is the very reason our business exists, so it is only natural that we choose trucks like the Actros with all their safety gear,” he said.

The Actros models were provided by Daimler Trucks Huntingwood by salesman Mark McKenzie, in conjunction with Troy Azzopardi from Muscat Trailers, who delivered the Etnyre Falcon trailers.

The 2653 Actros features the muscular 13-litre six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz engine that generates 530hp and 2600Nm of torque.

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