Actros 2545 - Lombard Shipping (2)

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 are based at Lombard Shipping’s depot in Liverpool, undertaking haulage and groupage duties between the UK and Ireland.

The fifth is based at the Ipswich depot, hauling shipping containers from Felixstowe to DCs in the Midlands.