Leicester-based Premier Logistics has bought five New Actros units with BigSpace cabs from its local branch of Midlands Mercedes-Benz dealer Mertrux. The additions are to keep pace with business growth and will take its fleet size close to 90 trucks. Last month, the company added a second southern site to its expanding operation after buying the business and assets of collapsed haulier Cobley Transport (Reading). The deal for the Thatcham depot of Cobley Transport (Reading) provided Premier with a second […]
Daf has two trucks in with a chance of continuing the manufacturer’s winning streak in the Motor Transport Awards Fleet Truck of the Year. The shortlist, announced at the CV Show on 10 April by Dave spence, European channel marketing manager at award sponsor Chevron, sees the Daf XF 105 and LF 45/55 matched against the Mercedes-Benz New Actros, the Volvo FH and the Scania G-series. The winner will be announced at the biggest night in road transport, the MT […]
Maritime Transport has bought from Mercedes-Benz for the first time in five years, with an order for 65 Actros tractor units.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]