Boughey Distribution has chosen to renew its HGV fleet with an order for 100 Actros trucks, marking a shift from MAN to Mercedes-Benz.
The deal via dealership Roanza Truck & Van, has seen the first 25 trucks delivered and placed into service.
More than half of the order should be running in Boughey’s colours by the end of this year, with the remainder to come in 2017.
The 6x2 Actros trucks with BigSpace cabs have 450hp to call on, and the decision to go with vehicles featuring the three-pointed star came after a three-month trial featuring product from four manufacturers.
Boughey said an impressive MPG performance, driver acceptance and the dealer support available (the haulier conducts maintenance in-house but Rozana has supplied training and diagnostic equipment) convinced it that the Actros was right choice for its operation.
“When we crunched the numbers it was a clear winner in terms of whole-life cost,” said Paul Brimelow, group fleet engineer at Boughey.
The deal will also see its fleet shift from a Euro-5 powered one to Euro-6.