Roanza Truck & Van delivers second Mercedes Benz Antos 1824 to Regency Glass

Carol Millett
August 15, 2017

Roanza Truck & Van has supplied Lancashire-based Regency Glass with a new Mercedes Benz Antos 1824.

This is the second Antos 1824 that Roanza Truck & Van has delivered to Regency Glass in the past 12 months, along with a pair of 7.5-tonne Atego models. The new truck replaces a 17-year-old Mercedes Benz Atego 18-tonner.

Director Wayne Fitzmartin said he chose to replace the Atego 18-tonner with another Mercedes Benz because of the brand’s reliability. “The vehicle we’ve retired was still going strong too. We’ve only replaced it because it was just starting to look its age.” 

Regency Glass has been running Mercedes-Benz trucks since 1991. “They’ve always proved to be exceptionally reliable and long-lived. On two occasions we also tried vehicles by another manufacturer, but we won’t make that mistake again. They were simply not in the same league for build quality.”

The new Antos is fitted with a bespoke body, designed and built to the operator’s specification by PPS Commercials of Bury. The vehicle has glass-carrying frames to one side and curtains to the other, and internal lashing points for securing stillages. The frames can be removed when not needed, to reduce the vehicle’s width and improve aerodynamics.

Regency Glass has also signed up for the Mercedes-Benz Uptime telediagnostics system which is fitted to the vehicle and flags up any areas of concern, categorising them as either urgent or advisory, at an early stage, to minimise breakdowns.

Regency Glass transport manager Dave Roberts said the firm opted for the diagnostic system to help reduce fleet downtime.

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist and currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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