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Grampian adds first Mercedes-Benz trucks to fleet

12 April 2018 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Tractor #Truck

Aberdeen-based global logistics specialist Grampian Continental has added its first Mercedes-Benz trucks to its fleet, supplied by local dealer Caledonian Truck & Van.

The three Actros 2563 models are powered by 625hp 15.6-litre engines and are also fitted with the high-specification GigSpace cabs, which include a microwave oven, fridge freezer and television.

Grampian looked to prioritise safety and operational efficiency, and the supplied Actros models come with the optional Mercedes-Benz Safety Pack as well as the Uptime maintenance technology, which uses sensors around the vehicle to feed back vehicle condition information to the dealer, ensuring they are fully prepared for any maintenance that may be required.

Grampian Continental Director Neil Bremner said: “Mercedes-Benz vehicles are engineered to a very high standard and this is borne out by our own experience of running its vans, which have proved over the years to be extremely reliable. Optimum utilisation is the crucial factor as far as these trucks are concerned, we need to keep them out on the road and earning.”

“We spoke to other operators locally who were already running Actros,” recalled Mr Bremner. “Their feedback in terms of the vehicle’s performance, cost-effectiveness and reliability was entirely positive. We therefore decided it was time to give Mercedes-Benz a chance to show us what they can do. We’ll be monitoring the new trucks very closely over the months and years to come. The initial signs are certainly positive, while we also take great pride from the smart appearance of our Actros, which look great in our livery.”

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