New Actros fizzes into Irn-Bru fleet
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.