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Caledonian upgrades to high powered MAN trucks

27 March 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Truck

News from MAN: Aberdeen-based Caledonian Logistics, specialising in palletised freight distribution, is taking delivery of 13 new MAN TGX 26.540 6×2 tractor units for its Aberdeen, Inverness and Cumbernauld locations.

Most of the new 540PS fleet replacements are already on the company’s high-mileage operation, which sees them covering over 350,000 kilometres a year. Two units will be assigned to Cumbernauld for radial distribution work.

All the vehicles are acquired on five-year operating leases through MAN
Financial Services, while MAN Truck and Bus Bellshill will carry out repair and maintenance.

“We invested £1.6 million in an MAN fleet two years ago, on a two-year contract hire package,” said Managing Director, Derek Mitchell. “Although the 440PS units performed well, it was the two 540s that really stood out, so we have taken the decision to move up the power range for the majority of our premium duty tractor fleet. Initial fuel economy looks to be favourable,
although we expect productivity to improve further once the vehicles have bedded-in in a month or two.

“We have enjoyed fantastic service from MAN Truck & Bus Bellshill over the last couple of years,” he said, “In the workshop, our trucks are turned round quickly and efficiently, and the MAN team always responds to our needs.”

Caledonian Logistics and is a member of Palletways and Partnerlink. The company was established in 1999 by Managing Director, Derek Mitchell, and now operates over 50 vehicles including 40 maximum weight tractors, 18 tonne and 7.5 tonner rigids, alongside 14 ‘non-tacho’ vehicles.

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