Yearsley stays with Mercedes-Benz Actros

Heywood, Lancashire, UK: Yearsley Logistics bought its first Mercedes-Benz Actros 11 years ago, following a fuel trial. It has added 20 more trucks to its 200-tractor fleet almost all Mercedes-Benz.

Roanza Truck & Van supplied the latest Actros 2545 models with flat-floored StreamSpace cabs and 12.8-litre straight-six 450khp engines.

The new trucks have Mercedes-Benz Predictive Powertrain Control systems; a cruise control that uses apping and GPS data to scan the road ahead and manage gear changes and vehicle speed.

Will Maycock, head of transport, Yearsley Logistics, said: “Although we’ve been very happy with our Actros fleet, we continue to benchmark our trucks against the competition. These exercises encompass whole-life cost analysis based on factors including fuel consumption, capital cost, and maintenance. As a result, our most recent acquisitions have been of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.”

Greater Safety is another of the manufacturer’s RoadEfficiency pillars and in this respect Yearsley Logistics is breaking new ground. The latest Actros are the first it has specified with optional Mercedes-Benz Safety Packs.

The Safety Pack has the Active Brake Assist 4 emergency braking system that incorporates a pedestrian recognition as well as Proximity Control Assist and a driver’s airbag. “We’re always keen to test out any new technology that can increase safety, for the benefit of our own staff and everyone else on the road,” continued Will Maycock. “The feedback from our drivers has already been very positive.”

Proximity Control Assist, with stop-and-go function, eases the workload on the driver by keeping the Actros a safe distance from the vehicle in front. It can even reduce the risk of rear-end collisions by automatically bringing the truck to a halt in traffic, then allowing it to move off again when space allows.

Yearsley Logistics’ Actros tractor units work with more than 300 temperature-controlled single- and double-decked trailers. Operating from a national network of ‘SuperHubs’ and subsidiary cold stores, they service customers which range in size from the biggest supermarket distribution centres to small corner shops.

Yearsley Logistics adds 20 more trucks to its Mercedes-Benz fleet

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