Tilbury-based PAV Haulage has purchased a pair of second hand Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2s

PAV Haulage has purchased a pair of used Mercedes-Benz Actros BigSpce 2545 tractors from Motus Truck & Van.

Supplied under the Mercedes-Benz Certified banner, the three-year-old tractors have each covered approximately 300,000km. Like all Mercedes-Benz Certified trucks, they underwent an intensive, multi-point inspection at Mercedes’ Wentworth Park remarketing operation.

In total, eight of the Tilbury-based haulier’s 22-strong fleet have now been supplied used by Motus Truck & Van.

Dean Mills, a partner at PAV Haulage, said: “We’ve been extremely busy for some time now and continue to grow the customer portfolio. It’s essential, therefore, that our trucks don’t let us down, because unplanned downtime is an absolute killer.

 “Whether we’ve acquired them from new or through Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ official used vehicle programme, our Actros have proved fantastically reliable, as well as being cost-effective to run and well-liked by the drivers.”

Harley Coulson appointed as new TruckEast MD

TruckEast has appointed Harley Coulson as its new MD and Dealer Principal, succeeding John Biggin.

Coulson began his career in the Scania UK network as an apprentice at TruckEast becoming depot manager of the King’s Lynn site. In 2006, Coulson became regional manager and eventually progressed his way to the role of sales director in 2014.

Taking on the sales director role will be Carl Johnson, while outgoing MD Biggin becomes executive chairman. All changes have been effective from 1 July 2022.

Coulson said: “After being a part of the team at TruckEast for 16 years, it’s an honour to be appointed managing director and dealer principal. Together with my team, I’m focused on further driving the success of the business”.

John Biggin, executive chairman, added: “Harley’s extensive leadership skills and business acumen are two significant assets that will help to continue to drive the business forward. I would like to thank him for his continuous commitment and achievements and wish him the utmost success in his new role as MD of TruckEast”.

He added: “With a solid Scania background and excellent customer relations, Carl will be a great addition to our company, and we too wish him the very best of luck with everything”.