Blakemore Logistics, a subsidiary of AF Blakemore Group, has welcomed a series of Mercedes-Benz trucks to its fleet for the first time, following a successful 12 month trial with an Actros tractor unit. The operator, which serves more than 1,000 Spar stores across England and Wales, has already put five 4×2 Actros tractor units into operation at its Hastings depot, and is awaiting delivery of four refrigerated 18-tonne Antos rigids. Blakemore’s distribution general manager David Higgs, who is responsible for […]
Elddis has put another ten Euro-5 new Actros trucks into operation.
Operators are more optimistic about their vehicle acquisition strategy in 2015 than they were in 2014, predicting that more new vehicles will be bought this year compared with last year.
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 […]