New Mercedes-Benz dealer’s service wins Parsons’ vote 28 April 2010

Parsons Nationwide Distribution says its latest premium specification Actros tractor unit – a 6x2 2546 unitwith range-topping flat-floored cab – is performing very well.

Says Parsons' operations manager Philip Clemens: "We registered our first Actros last September and have certainly had no cause to regret the decision.

"The truck is being serviced under a Mercedes-Benz R&M contract and the dealer carries out the work overnight in its Exeter workshop, so we don't incur any downtime."

This Actros is on general haulage duties, working primarily with a flat-bed trailer, and typically makes a couple of trips to Scotland each week.

"Average fuel returns from the Actros are a very acceptable 8.8mpg, although the figure has been as high as 9.3mpg," claims Clemens. "Our driver Paul Pemberton-Finch is also delighted with his truck – it's six months old now but he's still wearing a permanent smile."

And he adds: "We purchased two Mercedes-Benz Axors in 2000 and only stood them down last year, by which time they had each covered approximately 1.3 million km."

Parsons bought its tractor unit from City West Country – formerly a Mercedes-Benz passenger car retail outlet in the south-west.

Brian Tinham

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