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.”
Grundy Excavations get new DAFs from North West Trucks
North West Trucks has supplied specialist recycling company, Grundy & Co Excavations with its first ever DAF 8x4 tipper.
Two new DAF CF 450 eight-wheelers will be used at the company’s Widnes site and follows on from a loan of a demonstrator from the DAF dealer.
Grundy operates a mixed fleet across its transfer stations, waste disposal facilities, landfill sites and skip hire operation. The CFs have been specified with a heavy-duty steel body made by Marshalls Truck Bodies, and were chosen because of their low kerbweight which allowed the toughened body to be added without any loss of payload.
Owner Kevin Grundy said: “We’ve never had a DAF 8x4 before, but it’s fair to say we were very, very impressed. Impressed enough to order two of them, and we certainly haven’t been disappointed – far from it!”
Grundy also says that the fuel consumption of the new units is impressing both him and the drivers. Trips to the pumps are now less frequent, with refuelling needed only every two and a half days thanks to the 11mpg the trucks are achieving on motorway sections of work.
Grundy added: “You don’t need me to tell you that this is tough work – both for drivers and trucks. The two drivers on these DAFs had both had similar trucks, but previous DAF models in their work before they joined us, and they can’t believe the massive improvement in overall performance and cab comfort. It makes a big difference to a driver to have a truck that really can do the job without strain, because that allows them to focus on the rest of their work – driving safely, meeting schedules and getting the best performance out of the vehicle.”
Grundy operates its own workshops and will maintain and service the vehicles themselves but will use North West Trucks for warranty work and parts supplies.
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