Mercedes-Benz Actros is Fleet Truck of the Year 2014 04 July 2014

Mercedes-Benz's New Actros was voted Fleet Truck of the Year at the Motor Transport Awards 2014, staged at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

"I'm delighted to accept this award and see it as a true indication that New Actros, our customer services and our dealer network are exactly what the market demands," comments Michael Kamper, managing director for trucks at Mercedes-Benz UK.

"We pride ourselves in delivering vehicles that are safe, fuel efficient, technologically advanced, robust and trustworthy," he continued.

"Since launch in early 2012, New Actros has found favour with countless fleets across the UK and this award recognises that we are delivering a range of vehicles and services that our customers can both rely on and value."

Mercedes-Benz trucks have won the Fleet Truck of the Year category four times in the last decade: 2004 2007 and 2011 for the Axor and now, this year, New Actros.

Other shortlisted rivals were from Scania and Volvo.

"The judging panel, made up of 60 experienced industry professionals, singled out the Mercedes-Benz New Actros for its high fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership, excellent parts and service support, class-leading residual values and unrivalled levels of driver comfort," says Motor Transport Editor Steve Hobson.

"Mercedes-Benz was also praised for being the first manufacturer to break cover with Euro 6 vehicles, and for doing so much to dispel fears that Euro 6 trucks would be less fuel efficient," he adds.

"We operate a fleet of 310 Actros, 210 of which are the new model and we've been delighted with their performance, particularly in terms of fuel efficiency," states Paul Day, managing director of Newmarket-based haulier Turners.

"We're very pleased, too, with the customer-focused service we receive from Mercedes-Benz UK and our local dealer Orwell Truck & Van."

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Orwell Truck & Van Mercedes-Benz

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