Leicestershire-based Samworth Brothers Supply Chain has taken delivery of its first batch of new generation MAN TGX trucks.

The latest additions to the temperature-controlled distribution specialist’s fleet are both 26.470 6x2 tractors, featuring GM cabs. They have been supplied by MAN’s direct sales function, PDI and preparation was carried out by MAN Truck & Bus Nuneaton.

The move follows the success of a demonstrator vehicle which impressed drivers with its competitive fuel efficiency and good uptime record.

Samworth Brothers operations director Paul Marrow said: “We have a number of older generation MAN Trucks on the fleet and over time these have served us well. The new generation TGX demonstrator proved very interesting indeed. It easily met our expectations and lived up to the positive comments we’ve seen in the press and heard from other operators.”

Joining a fleet of circa 122 units and 240 trailers within the Samworth Brothers Supply Chain network, with sites in Leicester, Penrith, Callington (East Cornwall) and Bristol, the new vehicles will operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, on nationwide distribution work, much of which involves pulling double-deck trailers.