Supplied by dealer MBNI Truck & Van, the Londonderry-based operator’s latest additions are both 4x2 Arocs 1832 models with ClassicSpace M-cabs and 10.7-litre engines generating 322bhp. Their 13,000-litre oil tank bodies are by Road Tankers Armagh.
The new trucks join eight other rigid tankers and a pair of tractor units, one of which – an Actros 2558 – entered service earlier this year. The tractors make bulk collections from the oil terminal at Belfast Harbour; the rigids deliver heating and fuel oil to domestic and commercial clients. The operator’s other two trucks, both Atego 7.5-tonners, carry coal.
“The Arocs is a great truck,” says Patsy Ferguson Jnr, son of the founder. “Performance is excellent and the cab interior is very well thought out. The rugged chassis is also well suited for deliveries to farms and other rural locations, which we sometimes have to access via rough tracks.”
His father decided on Mercedes-Benz vehicles from the start, when he established the business more than 40 years ago, and he adds: “The company’s experience over the past four decades has proved him right. Our vehicles have always performed superbly – they’ve been consistently reliable, cost effective to run, and are well-liked by our drivers.”