New Actros fizzes into Irn-Bru fleet

AG Barr

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.

LV Shipping takes Krone trailers from TIP

Middlesbrough-based LV Shipping has taken delivery of a batch of new curtainsided trailers from TIP Trailer Services to carry steel pipes and other products.


The Krone trailers will be used for its customer Van Leeuwen, a global pipe and tube manufacturer. Both standard and high-cube Profi Liner trailers have been fitted with additional slot-in side posts as well as Krone’s sliding roof and Multi-Lock load-securing system.


The Profi Liner trailers also have strapping points positioned at 100mm intervals along both side raves and meet the European 12642-XL code.