Maritime Transport has bought from Mercedes-Benz for the first time in five years, with an order for 65 Actros tractor units. Mercedes has already begun delivering the vehicles, which have BigSpace cabs, to the haulier. The deal comes just days after Maritime announced its purchase of 30 Volvo FHs. Group financial director Alan McNicol said the company was “delighted to rekindle [its] association with Mercedes-Benz after five years”. He said: “These tractors are a great addition to our fleet and […]
Maritime Transport saw pre-tax profit rise almost 10% year-on-year despite the collapse of “significant customer” Hanjin Shipping last year.
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.
Around 34% of transport managers intend to quit within five years, a new survey from the FTA has found.