BLS Truck & Van supplies Harbour Haulage with a new Mercedes-Benz Actros L

Will Shiers
May 16, 2022

Harbour Haulage has put a new Mercedes-Benz Actros L on the road.

Supplied by Aberdeen Dealer BLS Truck & Van, the 2551 6x2 tractor will be used for transporting fish offal and other seafood-related products used in the manufacture of fertilisers and animal feed, to customers throughout Scotland.

Seeing as it will move both a curtainsider and a bulk tipper, Bailey Hydraulics of Wisbech, was tasked with removing and replacing the standard fuel tank with an aluminium combination tank for diesel and hydraulic oil. 

The Peterhead-based operator opted for a StreamSpace cab, a decision explained by director Raymond Simpson: “We make a regular run for a major customer that takes the truck under a relatively low bridge on the west coast, near Inverawe. The BigSpace would probably get under it but we wanted to leave a margin so opted for the StreamSpace instead.”  

The truck will be inspected and maintained by BLS Truck & Van, under a three-year Mercedes-Benz Complete Service Contract.

“From the little I’ve seen so far, BLS Truck & Van looks professional and well managed,” says Simpson. “Having delivered the Actros L it now has a proper foot in the door; I’m optimistic the dealer will make the most of this opportunity to prove itself.”

Mercedes-Benz will be showing its new Actros L at Road Transport Expo at NAEC Stoneleigh (30 June to 2 July). Register now for FREE

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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