Sainsbury’s Launches Safer Lorry For Cyclists

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Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has launched a lorry designed specifically for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. The Mercedes-Benz Antos features 360-degree monitors, extra side lighting and low side guards. Retail & Operations Director Roger Burnley said: “This is an important step in our work to make London’s roads safer. We’ve put an enormous amount of […]

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Orwell Truck & Van Wins £15million Front Line Ambulance Order


Ambulance chiefs covering six counties have embarked on a major upgrade of their front-line fleet, in conjunction with East Anglian Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer Orwell Truck & Van. The East of England Ambulance Service, which covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, has taken the first deliveries from an order for 147 new vehicles […]

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Mercedes-Benz and three Dealers Fined £2.6M by OFT

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Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers, Ciceley, Road Range and Enza, have admitted infringing competition law and agreed to pay fines totalling £2.6 million. Provided it continues to cooperate with the OFT, a further dealer, Northside, which has also admitted infringing competition law, will avoid a fine, having been the first company to […]

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Northumberland gets two for one with Bell Trucks’ Mercedes-Benz

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Northumberland County Council has ordered a new batch of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso Canter trucks that can all perform dual roles. The two 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Axor 2629s and five 7.5-tonne Canter 7C15s were supplied by Newcastle dealer Bell Truck and Van.  The Axors are fitted with demountable grit hoppers and spreaders by Ripon-based Econ Engineering, and […]

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Repeat Mercedes-Benz Atego Sale by Mertrux

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Twelve years of outstandingly reliable and cost-effective service from Atego trucks meant that when Hodgson & Hodgson needed new vehicles to deliver its range of thermal insulation products, Mercedes-Benz was always a hot favourite to land the order. The three 7.5-tonne Atego 818s and a 3.5-tonne Sprinter 313CDI van have just entered service at Hodgson […]

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Mercedes Antos – More Pictures Released


Mercedes-Benz have released more images of the new Antos mid-range truck prior to the official launch at the IAA in Hanover later this year.

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Daimler Trucks On target for Sales Success

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Daimler Trucks, with its Mercedes-Benz brand in Europe and Brazil, its Fuso brand in Japan, and its Freightliner and Western Star brands in the U.S., can look back on a successful year in 2011 with sales and revenues up 20% and return on sales at 6.5%. Andreas Renschler, the Daimler AG Board of Management member […]

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The New Mercedes Antos – Early Details Prior to Official Launch

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The new Mercedes-Benz Antos will celebrate its public premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover in September. The main range will operate between 18 and 26 tonnes, whilst the Antos Loader will run up to 40 tonnes GVW.   Even though its exterior unmistakably reflects its relationship with the new Actros, the Antos […]

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Mercedes-Benz Vito is pump primed from S&B Commercials


With a time ‘window’ of only two hours before concrete starts to set, reliable vehicles are essential to Britain’s largest, privately-owned pumping company, Camfaud. The company’s latest van purchase was a Mercedes-Benz Vito, supplied by Hatfield dealer S & B Commercials – the third Long-bodied Vito 113CDI on the fleet. Specified with optional air conditioning, […]

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Five Mercedes Commercial Vehicle Dealers Named in Price Fixing Scandal

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The Office of Fair Trading has issued a ‘Statement of Objection’ against Mercedes-Benz UK and five of their commercial vehicle dealers. The statement alleges that competition law has been infringed between March 2007 and January 2010. In naming the businesses concerned, the OFT must have what they see as significant evidence of the offences. According […]

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