Monday 29th May 2017 - Logistics Manager

Acumen expands fleet

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Acumen Distribution has taken delivery of 25 Mercedes Benz Actros 1842LS tractor units, bringing its total fleet to 186 trucks and trailers.

acumen expands its fleet with new mercedes trucksThe new fleet will be based at depots in Redditch, Halewood, Burton, Sunderland and Ellesmere Port to cater for inbound and outbound parts distribution for the motor industry. The Redditch and Halewood depots will cover JIT and sequence inbound and outbound loads while Burton, Sunderland and Ellesmere Port will cater for inbound goods.

Managing director Chris Doughty said: “After rigorous testing we chose the Mercedes Benz Actros, primarily on its fuel economy but were also impressed with the innovative interior and driver comfort. As we have taken these new vehicles on a three-year R&M operating lease, we are able to have good visibility of our costs throughout their time with the company.”