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Doccombe's New Mercedes Actros With Tribute To D-Day Fallen

Doccombe Global Logistics has commissioned one of the UK’s first new-generation Actros rigids, a 26-tonner supplied by dealer Marshall Truck & Van.

The Downton, Wiltshire-based company’s Actros entered service shortly before Remembrance Day, and the side panels of its GigaSpace cab feature scenes which commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

A 6x2 2551 variant with rear-steer axle, it is powered by a 12.8-litre in-line six-cylinder engine which produces 375 kW (510 hp), and will be maintained under a Mercedes-Benz complete service contract.

Its curtainsided body is by Wessex Vehicle Services, of Salisbury, as is the tri-axle drawbar trailer with which it works at a Gross Train Weight of 44 tonnes.

The Actros will be joined by a second, identical model early next year.

In September, the dealer also supplied the haulier with a pair of six-wheeled drawbar rigids from the previous Actros model generation and a 12-tonne Atego.

Its all Mercedes-Benz fleet comprises trucks from 12 tonnes GVW to 44-tonne tractor units and drawbar rigs, as well as Sprinter panel vans and curtainsiders.

In addition, Marshall’s sales executive Bill Kingsmill carried out a comprehensive handover.

Managing Director John Underhill said: “Together, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and our local dealer Marshall Truck & Van provide a vehicle and service package which is designed and implemented for the benefit of the operator.”

Posted On 21 November 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : mercedes benz
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