Peterborough-based mixer hire firm TGA Haulage has added a pair of Mercedes-Benz Arocs eight-wheelers to its fleet.
TGA Haulage’s business has evolved since it was established eight years ago by Tom Allen, from ready-mix and floor screed work undertaken directly for locally-based customers, to nationwide vehicle and driver rental services.
TGA currently runs seven Arocs many of which are standard 32-tonne 8x4s, but has an ENA model with single front steer axle, double-drive bogie and rear-steer axle, as well as a 6x4 26-tonner.
Supplied by Intercounty Truck & Van the latest models are 3243 variants with 428hp engines, MirrorCam, Active Brake Assist 5 and Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmissions. They’ve been specified with narrower 2.3m StreamSpace sleeper cabs and have Dura-Bright alloy wheels for added weight saving. Their 7.5 cubic metre drums are by Motherwell-based McPhee Mixers.
“I like the idea of uniformity within the fleet, and the Arocs is now firmly established in my mind as the best vehicle for our kind of work. It’s beautifully put together and a real pleasure to drive, particularly the latest examples, which are loaded with technology that makes life safer and more comfortable for the individual at the wheel,” Allen said.
“The high ground clearance gives it a big advantage when working on rough terrain, and it all adds up to a very compelling proposition,” he added.