MAN fleet refresh for JMD Haulage

Commercial Motor
March 18, 2024

Five out of 72 new MAN TGX tractor units have been delivered to JMD Haulage Contractors as part of an order for 80 vehicles for the company’s fleet replacement programme.  The Liverpool-based firm received 43 other TGX trucks over the past year and is expecting a further 24 vehicles this year.


Alan Maguire, director of JMD Haulage Contractors, said: “We have a longstanding and trusted relationship with MAN Truck & Bus, our local dealership MTC Northwest of Knowsley, our local MAN regional fleet sales manager, Tony Davidson, and, I have to say that we are very impressed with the level of service we receive. Nothing is too much trouble for all parties and we very much appreciate and value the 360-degree level of wrap around care, 24/7. 


“Over the years our MAN Trucks have proven to be reliable, robust and importantly, efficient and TCO friendly. As a business it’s vital that we invest heavily in equipment and systems that measurably improve both the business’s profitability and at the same time the working environments of our staff. MAN Trucks are firm favourites with our drivers who openly wax lyrical about their high levels of comfort and safety.”


The trucks are fitted with GX cabs and plated at 44-tonnes. 59 trucks feature the 480hp engine and the remaining 13 are 470hp variants. As one of the largest hauliers moving containers in and out of the Port of Liverpool, the trucks will work around the clock. 


Alan continued: “These latest vehicles, an order of 72 MAN TGX tractors in total, join the business at a busy time. This means that as a business we can provide customers with a suite of bespoke and tailored services built to suit their transport needs.


“Our vehicles cover an average of 120,000 kilometres annually, so to help ensure the safety of our drivers and at the same time other third party road users, we ensure that all vehicles are specified with the latest safety and assistance systems.”


Inside, the trucks are equipped with microwaves, a 22-inch TV, fridge, heated and ventilated driver’s seat and a removable hammock. Safety features include an electronic braking system, lane departure warning, lane change support, active brake assist and anti-slip control. 


Tony Davidson, regional fleet sales manager, MAN Truck & Bus Ltd, said: “It’s always a pleasure seeing and speaking with Alan, Leia and the team at JMD and I very much value both the business and the relationship we’ve formed over the years.


“We knew from early feedback that the initial 13 470hp vehicles were performing well in terms of fuel consumption and driver acceptance. Now telematics data shows the newer 480hp vehicles are starting to show their potential too, which is very encouraging indeed. It’s also encouraging to receive positive feedback from the JMD drivers as this allows us to further understand their needs and ensure we are meeting their expectations too.”  


The trucks are on a 36-month comfort super service repair and maintenance contract. This will be taken care of by MTC Northwest Ltd of Knowsley, Liverpool. 

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