Ipswich-based Lombard Shipping has come full circle, replacing the first Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units it acquired seven years ago with five new units. The tractors are powered by 450hp straight-6 engines and have PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. “We’re regularly seeing returns of more than 10mpg, which is excellent,” said Lombard MD Simon Fraser. “The Actros is a great all-round package. Our drivers like them and they’re reassuringly reliable, with downtime reduced to an absolute minimum.” Four of the new units […]
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