New Actros fizzes into Irn-Bru fleet

George Barrow
February 8, 2019

The famous colours of Irn-Bru are to adorn nine new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks after operated AG Barr turned to Western Commercial for its latest fleet order.

The order from the Cumbernauld-based company is for Actros 2543 models with 430hp engines and ClassicSpace cabs. They have all been specified with a Mercedes-Benz Safety Pack that includes Active Brake Assist 4 system as well as Proximity Control Assist.

AG Barr runs a 47 truck fleet, the majority of which are Mercedes-Benz with the new Actros being its only tractor units.

Transport manager Gary Campbell said: “We choose Mercedes-Benz trucks for their premium quality and reliability, and for the excellent back-up provided by the manufacturer’s strong, 24-hour UK Dealer network. The support we’ve received from the Western Commercial sales team, and particularly from its Truck Sales Executive Paul Mundie, has also been second-to-none.”

“Our policy previously has been to acquire pre-owned vehicles. But we have chosen new trucks on this occasion to ensure that we benefit from their state-of-the-art safety specification. The hugely impressive Active Brake Assist technology in particular, will make a major contribution to the protection not only of our drivers, but also of other road users,” he said.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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