The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Safety Team has put on the road a Mercedes-Benz Actros in police livery, which will be used for its Exchanging Places cyclist awareness initiative. Supplied by Mercedes dealer Sparshatts of Kent, the Actros 2545 has a BigSpace cab and a 449hp straight-six engine. It also has blue lights on the front grille for promotional purposes. It was put on the road as there was a need for a dedicated vehicle on the fleet, alongside the trucks […]
Mercedes-Benz launched its refreshed Actros in Berlin last week (6 September).
Following its acquisition of Browns Chilled Distribution in September, Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham) has started taking delivery of 50 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractive units as part of a replacement programme for the Browns fleet. The trucks, which are all 6x2s, will be based at Browns’ Bicker site, near Spalding, and will operate at maximum GVW on a mix of regional and national work, said Turners’ group fleet engineer Tim King. Around 20 of the new trucks are already on the […]