Featherstone, West Yorkshire international haulier Brian Yeardley Continental has said it expects “substantial” savings from running a new fleet of 11 Euro-6 trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The low-ride 4×2 Actros GigaSpace 1848 LSNRL vehicles, all fitted with Merc’s predictive powertrain and high-performance engine brake, were chosen after trials of various makes during which the Merc demonstrator returned more than 10.5mpg over 10,000 miles of long-distance work to southern Italy and Spain, said Yeardley MD Kevin Hopper. The first of the new […]
East Anglia’s Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has spent £600,000 on a new VOSA-approved Authorised Test Facility (ATF). The dedicated lane is at Orwell’s headquarters on the Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich. Service director Steve Webb says: “We have always prepared vehicles for MoT testing. But the big advantage for customers is that they can now have those tests carried out in our workshop, negating the need for a time-consuming trip to a VOSA site. “Tests can also be […]
This Urban eTruck might look like it belongs in a science fiction film, but not so according to Mercedes-Benz UK Truck MD Mike Belk. In this exclusive short interview Belk tells Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers that the future is closer than we think. He also reveals what’s likely to follow Euro-6.
Cleaner lorries will receive a 10% discount on the HGV Road User Levy from next year as part of the government’s plans to improve air quality.