New Actros trucks are hot stuff for Peter Green Chilled 03 December 2012

Having recently bought four Mercedes-Benz New Actros tractor units, Peter Green Chilled has just placed an order for six more.

The next batch – delivered, like those already on the road, by City West Commercials – will all be 2545 trucks with flat-floored BigSpace cabs and 450bhp engines mated to Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions.

"We've had our first New Actros trucks for a month now and the drivers are really pleased with them, not least because they're so quiet and smooth," comments transport manager Colin Davis.

"These trucks are already matching the fleet average, in terms of fuel efficiency, which, considering they're still virtually brand new, is very impressive," he continues. "Once they start to bed in, the mpg performance is only going to get better."

Peter Green Chilled runs a fleet 90 trucks, the majority of them 6x2 tractor units working with Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers.

"We've had a few Mercedes in the past, which we acquired through company acquisitions, including that of local haulier Stotts Transport, four years ago," explains Davis.

"They've always been reliable and cost-effective to operate, so I'm confident that, with the back-up of Mercedes-Benz both here in the UK and on the continent, our new tractor units will prove a wise investment."

John Challen

Related Companies
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd

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