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 […]
Following its acquisition of Browns Chilled Distribution in September, Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham) has started taking delivery of 50 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractive units as part of a replacement programme for the Browns fleet. The trucks, which are all 6x2s, will be based at Browns’ Bicker site, near Spalding, and will operate at maximum GVW on a mix of regional and national work, said Turners’ group fleet engineer Tim King. Around 20 of the new trucks are already on the […]
Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MD Ian Jones has retired with immediate effect. In a statement the Executive Board of Mercedes-Benz UK says it wants to offer Jones “best wishes for the future”. Under Jones’s reign the Sprinter won the Motor Transport Award for Fleet Van of the Year for four consecutive years. The firm adds that under Jones’s leadership Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles had “a number of notable successes, including putting Mercedes-Benz on the top spot for the UK tractor market”. A […]
Maritime Transport has ordered 30 new Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor units.