Yorkshire logistics provider The Green Group has taken delivery of 101 new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks from Asset Alliance Group, in one of the contract hire specialist’s largest deals of the year to date.
The order, part of a major renewal programme of The Green Group’s 150-strong fleet, includes 86 Actros BigSpace tractor units and 15 Actros GigaSpace trucks, supplied on a three-year contract hire basis.
The vehicles will be based in Rotherham, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Livingston, providing contract logistics, general haulage and warehousing services to UK customers.
Meanwhile, the BigSpace tractor units are specified with three-way camera systems, adaptive cruise control, Samsara’s telematics system, as well as comfort and media packages.
The GigaSpace trucks feature 530 hp engines, and the cabs include a bigger living space for drivers than their BigSpace counterparts.
Tom Lister, Managing Director of The Green Group, said: “These trucks will be serving a lot of blue-chip customers, covering about 120,000 km per year, so reliability, increased uptimes and the latest technology are all really important for us and will help in enhancing our credibility as a national logistics provider.
“Bringing these new assets on board will also really help in driver comfort and retention, further improving the image of the business.
“These features support making the vehicles more fuel efficient and better for the environment, and they offer an improved driver experience from the trucks they’re replacing.”