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5 April 2021
“In terms of its specification and cost-effectiveness, the Econic was clearly the best solution,” says Council Procurement and Contracts Manager Richard Jones.
26 March 2021
The 7.5-tonne Atego 816s, each with a ClassicSpace S-Cab and a 5.1-litre, 154-horsepower engine, have all been delivered and are hard at work.
12 March 2021
Strategically located in Reading, the facility will offer Mercedes-Benz’s full range of repair and maintenance plans.
12 March 2021
WH Barley has been running Actros trucks for the last three years, and Director Emma Barber says “They’ve been exceptionally reliable, economical, and popular with our drivers.”
8 March 2021
The Atego also has a Solomon Commercials insulated body, with two rear doors and a side door, coupled with a FRIGOBLOCK FK Series refrigeration unit that can maintain temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius.
5 March 2021
“We have chosen the Econic because we believe it to be the market’s finest refuse vehicle chassis, one that enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and reliability,” says J&B Operations Director Matt Tyrie.
3 March 2021
Co-founder Diogo Ferreira wanted a special truck to celebrate his firm’s success, and only the very best would do.
1 March 2021
“The Atego is extremely well-engineered and we know from experience that Mercedes-Benz trucks are highly dependable,” says R&S General Manager Philip Leslie.
15 February 2021
H&C Haulage has operated Mercedes-Benz trucks for the entirety of its 20 years in business; the firm calls the new truck the “Muck Monkey Truck.”
4 February 2021
The new truck joins a fleet of seven Mercedes-Benz vans and is replacing an older, 12-tonne Atego that the firm drove for 300,000 kilometres.
3 February 2021
The manufacturer says that despite further pandemic restrictions, all of its 79 sites are still open, it is keeping up with parts availability, and it continues to offers regular servicing as well as 24-hour roadside assistance.
25 January 2021
Each vehicle is a 26-tonne, 6x4 tanker with a ClassicSpace M-cab and a 10.7-litre, 322-horsepower engine and a 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated manual gearbox.
29 December 2020
The council first purchased Mercedes-Benz trucks less than two years ago, and its fleet manager and drivers were so taken with the Econics that orders for more soon followed.
23 December 2020
The new 16-tonner can haul as many as three vehicles with the use of a spectacle lift, making it the ideal recovery truck for multi-vehicle accidents.
18 December 2020
The new trucks are powered by 7.7-litre, 268-horsepower engines and feature Allison six-speed automatic transmissions and rear-steer axles.
11 December 2020
The 24-mile trip only took an hour and 20 minutes, but planning was a key factor in successfully transporting wind turbine blades 68.3 metres long and weighing around 24 tonnes each.
8 December 2020
The firm will provide coverage for customers of the recently closed Marshall Truck & Van, which was located 15 miles away in Poole.
7 December 2020
The new Unimog U5023 UHE Extreme Off-Road models came equipped with Versalift hydraulic booms and buckets for a total cost of £1.75 million.
4 December 2020
The firm was one of the first in the UK to acquire Arocs tipper-grabs with MirrorCam in January, and they have been a big hit.
3 December 2020
Most of the new trucks have 26-tonne 6x2 chassis with rear-steer axles for better manoeuvrability and are fitted with FAUN Zoeller Variopress compaction bodies and bin lifts.
2 December 2020
The company’s newest addition features a 15,000-litre stainless-steel tank, a Wiedemann KW4500 liquid ring vacuum pump, and a water recycling system paired with a URACA P4 pump.
19 November 2020
“Old-school” operator Gordon Taylor appreciates the comfort and luxury of the Actros Edition 1, and is a fan of the MirrorCam system as well.
13 November 2020
The truck maker says many of the updates are a direct result of customer feedback and show how hard Mercedes-Benz works to ensure its trucks are the perfect partner for its customers.
13 November 2020
All of the firm’s new trucks feature the Mercedes-Benz MirrorCam system, which replaces traditional side mirrors with roof-mounted cameras and A-pillar-mounted displays in the cab.
11 November 2020
Hayfields Dairy of Audlem has found its new U430 to be a versatile, powerful replacement for a lesser truck and a tractor.

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