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.
XPO Logistics has added a further 100 trucks and 78 trailers to its fleet – bringing its total vehicle parc in the UK primarily dedicated to specific customer contracts to 1,747 vehicles and 3,144 trailers.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]