Dayla Drinks raises toast to Mercedes Atego trucks

07 December 2022 #Truck

Aylesbury-based wholesaler Dayla Drinks has ordered three new Mercedes-Benz Atego delivery trucks to transport its range of beverages and snacks to hospitality firms around the Home Counties.

The three new trucks, 13.5-tonne Atego 1318s with ClassicSpace S-cabs and 5.1-litre engines, produce 130 kW (177 hp) and drive through six-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated manual transmissions.

The vehicles, supplied by Dealer Motus Truck & Van, include curtainsided bodies from Essex Bodies, and graphics by Aylesbury-based Signum Signs.

Dayla Drinks, which runs 35 vehicles, has operated Mercedes-Benz trucks for more than 10 years, with the current line-up including Sprinter van chassis cabs at 3.5 and 5.0 tonnes GVW, and 7.5-tonne Fuso Canters.

Its largest-ever vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz Actros 18-tonner, is scheduled for delivery by Motus Truck & Van next spring.

The company’s turnover has increased by almost a third during the last year and, a result, it has been ordering more and bigger trucks

Dayle Pearson, Head of Operations at Dayla Drinks, said: “While we need more compact vehicles for deliveries involving smaller volumes and difficult-to-access locations, and will assign larger consignments to our first Actros, it is the Atego 1318 that forms the backbone of our fleet.

“The 13.5-tonne Atego is a fantastic workhorse, which is why we now run more than 20.

“It combines a useful payload of around eight tonnes with a manageable footprint and a load platform that’s not too high, which makes for easier unloading. It’s just right for our requirements.”


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