This Urban eTruck might look like it belongs in a science fiction film, but not so according to Mercedes-Benz UK Truck MD Mike Belk. In this exclusive short interview Belk tells Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers that the future is closer than we think. He also reveals what’s likely to follow Euro-6.
MAN will continue with a two-pronged approach to truck sales in the UK for the foreseeable future, offering operators a choice of new Euro-6 or used Euro-5 vehicles well into 2014.
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
A trio of Mercedes-Benz SLT tractor units helped heavy haulier Plant Speed transport what is believed to be the longest wind speed turbine blades ever moved by road in the UK.