National Veterinary Services opts for Mercedes-Benz Actros StreamSpace tractors for their superior visibility

Will Shiers
March 31, 2022

National Veterinary Services has swapped its fleet of flat-floored Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors for 11 new Actros 2545 StreamSpace tractor units.

The UK’s largest wholesale supplier to the veterinary industry opted for the lower, narrower cabs, due to their superior visibility. Together with MirrorCam and additional windows in the lower part of the passenger doors, they receive a Direct Vision Standard rating of three stars.

Transport operations manager Phil Bate said: “It’s all about recognising and responding to the direction of travel in the industry. Unsurprisingly, our drivers loved the spacious, flat-floored units they were in previously. But they also understand the rationale behind our decision to move to smaller cabs that offer better direct visibility.

“We’ve embraced Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ MirrorCam and other technology because of the tangible benefits it offers in terms of compliance, not only for London but for other towns and cities too. By moving to three star-rated vehicles we’ve effectively future-proofed our fleet."

The trucks were supplied by eStar Truck & Van and will be maintained under Mercedes-Benz Finance contract hire agreements by the dealer’s Stoke branch.

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Will Shiers

Will has been the editor of Commercial Motor magazine since 2011 and is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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