MPG bonus with Mercedes-Benz New Actros from Euro Commercials

Neil Evans, left, with rugby legend and Euro Commercials shareholder Gareth Edwards, and the New Actros

The first seven Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units to join the fleet of NR Evans are already delivering mpg returns in the high nines – as Managing Director Neil Evans admits: “I thought it would take longer to achieve these fuel figures.” Supplied by South Wales dealer Euro Commercials, all are New Actros 2542 models with […]

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Dunlop’s 15 New Actros from Midlands Truck & Van

Striking Yellow for the Dunlop Actros Fleet

Racing tyre specialist Dunlop Motorsport has ordered 15 New Actros 1842 BigSpace tractor units from Birmingham Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van. They are financed through a CharterWay contract hire agreement and replace a similar number of trucks from another manufacturer. The New Actros are now transporting specialist car and motorcycle racing tyres from Dunlop […]

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Fred Smith celebrates in style with New Actros

New Actros 1845 - Fred Smith& Sons (7)small

Family-owned Fred Smith & Sons has treated itself to a 75th birthday present, in the shape of two New Actros tractor units from Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van.   The 4×2 flagships have taken pride of place on the West Bromwich-based company’s spot hire fleet. The new trucks are 1845 models – 450hp engines […]

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UK’s First New Actros rigid from Rossetts Commercials

New Actros Rigid - First in UK

Britain’s first Mercedes-Benz New Actros rigid has taken to the road in the traditional colours of family-owned haulier Arthur Spriggs & Sons thanks to Surrey and Sussex dealer Rossetts Commercials. Powered by a 450hp Euro 6 engine, the 26-tonner is now making general deliveries from the company’s base in Tewkesbury, where it has lined up […]

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Orwell trucks specialist dials-up 8×4 Mercedes-Benz Axor


Orwell Truck & Van, the Mercedes-Benz dealer for East Anglia, has supplied civil engineering firm Taylor-Webb Communications a new 8×4 Axor 3243. The truck has a Charlton SuperLite muckaway tipping body by Charlton Bodies, of Dover, which also fitted its 10-tonne/metre Epsilon 125L crane. Taylor-Webb had previously relied on hired vehicles to undertake major highway […]

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Mercedes-Benz dealer Enza First Dealer to unveil New Actros

Enza's New Actros

The new Mercedes-Benz Actros  was the star attraction for some of the North-West’s road transport operators, at a launch event staged by dealer Enza. The event, held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, gave guests their first chance to put the striking vehicle through its paces on UK roads. Following refreshments, the 81 […]

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Mercedes Actros

The new Mercedes Actros has won the title of International Truck of the Year 2012, becoming the first manufacturer in nearly two decades to win the award in consecutive years. The New Actros has been making serious waves throughout the industry since its official unveiling in Brussels in June 2011, as it was the first […]

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Intercounty Sells Actros Trucks for Spuds

Mercedes Actros Trucks

Potato haulier AB Texel UK has taken delivery of five new Mercedes Actros tractor units.  All are premium specification Actros 2446 Long Distance models with small-wheeled (17.5in) mid-lift axles that offer a weight saving of around 250kg compared to the standard, 22.5in version, and 550-litre fuel tanks in place of the usual 450-litre items. Peterborough-based […]

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Mercedes-Benz to Install Fleetboard as Standard in New Actros

Daimler Fleetboard

In a move that indicates the increasing sophistication of the transport industry, Mercedes-Benz will be installing their Fleetboard fleet management system as standard in all new model Actros trucks. The operator will get a three-month trial of the system for free and then has the option to simply turn it off after the period. Subscription […]

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First New Mercedes Actros Rolls off Production Line

New Actros coming off production line

At a flamboyant press event in the largest truck factory in the world, Mercedes-Benz drove off in the first of their new Actros trucks made on the production line. Driven by Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche, such was his excitement after his EU2bn investment so far, he was somewhat over-eager on the go pedal and […]

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