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23 July 2021
The firm has acquired a second Mercedes-Benz Actros 2540 LnR, this one a member of the fifth-generation Actros range introduced to the UK in 2019.
21 June 2021
The Broughton Gifford-based haulier quickly put the new D Wide rigid curtainsider to work hauling pallet network loads.
18 June 2021
Patrico is a longtime Mercedes-Benz customer whose distribution fleet comprises three Atego rigids and two Actros tractor units.
27 May 2021
The firm already operates five eCanters in France and Germany, making it FUSO’s largest electric fleet customer.
13 May 2021
The Devon-based firm previously added some of the latest Actros tractor units to its fleet and favoured their efficiency and safety features.
21 April 2021
The firm’s N35.125 curtainsiders are regional distribution workhorses that are also called upon to train IJ McGill drivers, helping non-heavy goods vehicle drivers move up to higher-GVW trucks.
8 April 2021
The new curtainsider’s increased capacity and easier access vs. its panel van predecessor means the company can make more deliveries each day.
18 March 2021
Blue Light Services’ new 7.5-tonne N75.150 is equipped with a Truck Craft curtainside beavertail body and has a 4-t payload, making it well-suited to delivering completed ambulances to customers.
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
A.J. Ostridge Transport, a haulage contractor based in Maldon, bolstered its 20-vehicle fleet with the purchase and already has a 6x2 Volvo FM rigid making deliveries from Carr’s Flour Mills.
17 December 2020
“We are, of course, very proud to have reached this important landmark in the history of not only the LF product, but also of Leyland Trucks,” says Leyland Trucks MD Brennan Gourdie.
25 September 2020
Yusen Logistics (UK) purchased a mix of box and curtainside rigids for moving consumer goods between distribution centres and to retail stores.
8 September 2020
The driver training firm says it has often leased or bought used in the past, but a thorough comparison of the finances helped them decide it was time to buy.
22 July 2020
These additions are part of a £200 million investment designed to increase DPD’s next-day parcel delivery capacity.
9 July 2020
By investing in eight Actros rigids with 4-star Direct Vision Standard ratings, Galaxy will remain compliant with London’s Direct Vision Standard regulations for years to come.
2 July 2020
The Avonmouth-based haulier operates a 20-vehicle fleet, of which all but four were Mercedes-Benz trucks—until now.
4 June 2020
This latest order brings Nectar’s total of Isuzu trucks to 18 out of a fleet of 25.
30 September 2019
The curtainside truck frequently hauls loads up to its 26-tonne rated maximum capacity, and the brewery supply firm reports that “the driver thinks it’s a really good vehicle.”
15 May 2019
SK Distribution of Derbyshire bought four new Volvo FE-240s from Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd and added bodywork by Fred Smith & Sons Ltd.

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Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
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