Tyneside Express Transport has put three MAN TGX 440hp 6×2 tractors on the road, all with XXL sleeper cabs. They have been purchased outright from MAN Truck & Bus Gateshead to replace three older vehicles and put into operation in the general haulage business to pull both curtainsided and flatbed trailers. Darren Casey, director of TPN member Tyneside Express, said “good old fashioned value-for-money” was a major influence.
Felix Kybart, vice president of alternative drives at MAN Truck & Bus, will speak at next month’s Microlise Transport Conference on the topic of how alternative fuels can change the rules of the logistics game.
Bibby Distribution has become the latest operator to commit to a fleet refresh, with MAN set to deliver a total of 450 TGX tractors to the business during the next 18 months. An initial 55 Euro-5 units have already entered service in the Bibby fleet, with 131 scheduled for delivery in September. The remaining 264 TGX 440s will be presented throughout 2013. All units are fitted with Microlise telematics, so by the end of next year the whole Bibby fleet […]
Bibby Distribution has had five MAN TGS LS tractive units converted into dual-fuel trucks using LPG for its work with Unipart Rail, in a move it suggested would save up to £200,000 of fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 10% over the next five years.