Fear of new smart tachographs saw operators pull forward orders of new trucks and give another boost to the market after a surge in orders ahead of the expected Brexit date of March 29 according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Sales of rigid trucks over 6 tonnes rose 52% to 9,574 and and tractor units were up 38% to 6,031 units (over 90% being 6×2 as usual) in Q2 2019. This follows a 13% rise […]
Wincanton is putting safety first in its latest fleet upgrade with the addition of 100 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units.
Van operators are being urged to improve maintenance arrangements and safety to avoid being bought into the O-licensing regime.
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 […]