Temperature-controlled distribution firm McCulla, has ordered ten new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 tractors, after a successful fuel-efficiency trial.
The trucks are in McCulla’s livery and will haul refrigerated trailers between Ireland and the UK, as well as making runs to France, Switzerland and the Benelux countries.
“With a few more miles under their belts, and with the benefit of some specialist driver training tips delivered by Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van, we confidently expect the new vehicles to settle at around 9.75 mpg,” said transport director Brian Beattie.
“Compare that to our previous fleet average of 7.25 mpg and it’s easy to see why we’re so pleased with our New Actros.”
McCulla has also taken out a five-year Mercedes-Benz repair and maintenance contract.