TJ Hammond Transport chooses TGX with new OptiView cameras

George Barrow
February 16, 2023

Billericay-based haulier TJ Hammond Transport has taken delivery of a new flagship MAN TGX tractor unit with a top of the range GX cab. The 26.510 TGX has also been specified with the MAN OptiView mirror-replacement system which uses five exterior cameras, one of which replaces the forward facing Cyclops mirror, to send pictures back to pillars mounted on the A-pillars.

 “We’ve been running MAN trucks since 1992 and because of the robustness of the product and the support we receive from the dealer network we’ve stuck with them ever since. Our MAN trucks offer competitive running costs, good value for money, outstanding reliability and high levels of comfort,” said Terry Hammond, Hammond Transport MD.

“MAN trucks are a popular choice with our drivers and with the introduction of the OptiView system the vehicles now look sleeker and offer a more comprehensive view of the vehicle’s surroundings, which as we do a considerable amount of work in London, is ideal for us.”

“We’re really excited to be one of the first adopters of OptiView in the UK and the support we’re had from MAN, in terms of system familiarisation and driver training, helps further cements our view of MAN’s genuine committed and caring support.” Hammond added.

The new truck is liveried in Hammond Transport’s silver and blue colours with a chrome roof-mounted light bar, beacons, air horns and Alcoa Durabrite alloys.

Power comes from a 12.4-litre, six-cylinder D26 engine producing 510 hp and is said to be already returning some encouraging fuel figures.

“Scott is getting just over 13.77 mpg from his new truck, which puts it 3.03 mpg ahead of our previous TGX’s,” Hammond said.

Family-owned Hammond Transport provide warehouse and storage services to construction, rail transport, aerospace and defence sectors, music and live events, and film and television industries, as well as specialist air freight, automotive and manufacturers applications.

MAN will be exhibiting at this year’s Road Transport Expo, which takes place at Stoneleigh NAEC on June 28-30. It’s FREE to attend, and registrations are now open.

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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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