Acumen Distribution Ltd has taken delivery of 23 new Mercedes Benz Actros 4×2 tractor units as part of its ongoing investment strategy and expansion plans. Acquired through Widnes based Riverside Truck Rental, the new tractor units will be used for Acumen’s inbound automotive contracts. Obtained on a full maintenance contract hire agreement, the Mercedes Benz Actros 4×2 tractor units have been chosen for their reliability, low operating costs and, in particular, fuel efficiency.
Managing Director, Chris Doughty says, "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."
Acumen Distribution has opted for the Actros sleeper cabs. As well as ample storage space for personal gear, the cabs are equipped with manually adjustable air conditioning and comfort beds. An air-sprung suspension seat ensures comfort and safety and the wrap-around dashboard provides critical information instantly and easily with minimum distraction.
The new trucks underline Acumen’s continuing investment in its fleet as well as its commitment to reducing carbon emissions. The company now operates an extensive range of equipment including specialist car transporters, articulated vehicles and curtain sided rigids & trailers.
In conclusion, Chris Doughty said: "Acumen understands that its equipment and facilities have to be of the highest quality and of proven reliability in order to work in a time-sensitive market. To this end, the company is continually investing in the latest equipment and technology."