MJ Huges adds Arcos to all Merc fleet

George Barrow
April 20, 2022

South Yorkshire-based structural steel specialist MJ Hughes has added its first Arcos truck with MirrorCam to its all-Mercedes-Benz fleet.

Supplied by Northside Truck & Van and specified with a ClassicSpace L-cab sleeper, the 8x2 Arocs is likely to spend much of its time in London which is why Bradford-based Auto Electrics Group has fitted a 360-degree camera system.

Sporting MJ Hughes’ recently updated silver and grey livery as well as Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels and roof-mounted light bar it has a ‘cheese wedge’ beavertail plant body from Yorkshire firm Sterling.

MJ Hughes has been serving the general construction and rail sectors from its headquarters in Maltby, near Rotherham, since it was established in 2002, buying its first Mercedes truck, and first brand new eight-wheeler, in 2012.

Plant & transport manager Chris Hall said: “Our Mercedes-Benz trucks have always lived up to their premium brand reputation. They don’t let us down, they’re easy to work on, and the drivers like them. They look really good too. Image is important and a clean, smart looking truck reflects well on our business in the eyes of every one from the DVSA to ‘Joe Public’.”

Driver Leejay Neale added: “MirrorCam is absolutely brilliant. This is the first time I’ve used it and the all-round visibility is a lot better than I was expecting. I’m on and off tight sites all the time, and being able to see so much more of what’s around you makes the job a lot easier – and safer.”

MJ Hughes will use Northside Truck & Van’s Doncaster site for inspections and maintenance on the new Arocs, having opted for a Mercedes-Benz Complete Service Contract for the next two years. They will then switch to in-house maintenance.

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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