Hegelmann confirms huge new order for DAF trucks
International haulier Hegelmann Transporte Group has taken a huge order of new DAF as part of the expansion of its fleet.
A total of 540 DAF XFs tractor units are to be supplied to the south German operator throughout 2019 and 2020. It is the third large order in in quick succession for DAF Trucks following orders for 400 trucks from waste collector Renewi, and a 1,500 unit order from fleet operator Girteka Logistics.
Based near Stuttgart, Hegelmann has more than 2,000 trucks and 2,000 trailers but operates from as far as Portugal to the Chinese border. They have previously bought more than 100 new DAF XFs, with these latest 483hp units now coming equipped with Predictive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Advance Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control.
"To make our international growth strategy a success, we require maximum uptime and the highest possible return per kilometre,” said Siegfried Hegelmann, one of the two owners of the family business. “DAF understands that like no other. Our profitability is their goal – that makes DAF our ideal partner."
The vehicles will be maintained under a DAF MultiSupport repair and maintenance contract which will enable them to be serviced across the 1,100 dealer points throughout Europe.
Wrings Transport gets 50th truck from City West Commercials
City West Commercials has continued its relationship with Wrings Transport by supplying its 50th truck in seven years to the Hallen-based operator. The latest arrivals are 22 new Mercedes-Benz trucks with a mixture of rigids and tractor units.
The vehicles will operate on the company’s distribution network with ten 18 tonne rigid curtainsiders, two 7.5 tonne curtainsiders, and ten 44 tonne tractors all being acquired on a contract hire agreement.
During the last seven years, Wrings has bought 40 new Mercedes trucks and 10 secondhand units from Avonmouth-based City West.
Stuart Wring, MD of Wrings Transport, said: “From our headquarters in Hallen, we currently operate a fleet in excess of 60 vehicles, ranging from vans to 44 tonne artics, plus a specialist division.
“We love Mercedes-Benz trucks for their reliability and comfort, and market leading fuel economy. Our long-standing partnership with City West Commercials underlines their commitment to providing a great range of vehicles to choose from, coupled with exemplary aftersales service and an honest approach.”
Simon Johnson-Taylor, retail sales manager at City West Commercials, added: “Wrings have long been investing with City West Commercials and our relationship with Stuart is very much valued. Over the last seven years, they have added a truly iconic mix of Mercedes-Benz trucks to their fleet, including the Actros, Atego and Antos. As we head into our tenth year in business, we look forward to continuing this partnership with Stuart and the team.”