Peter Green Chilled adds Mercedes tractors

Shepton Mallet, UK: Peter Green Chilled has ordered six new Actros tractor units from Mercedes-Benz following an earlier order for four similar vehicles.

Colin Davis. transport manager says: “We’ve had our first New Actros for a month now and the drivers are really pleased with them, not least because they’re so quiet and smooth.”

Peter Green Chilled's new Actros tractors

“These trucks are already matching the fleet average in terms of fuel efficiency which, considering they’re still virtually brand new, is very impressive. Once they start to bed in the mpg performance is only going to get better.”

City West Commercials provided the vehicles and also supplied Peter Green Chilled in July, with five 6×2 Actros tractors the first Mercedes-Benz trucks in the fleet.

Peter Green Chilled runs 90 trucks, mostly 6×2 tractors pulling Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers.

“We’ve had a few Mercedes in the past which we acquired through acquisitions, including that of local haulier Stotts Transport four years ago. They’ve always been reliable and cost-effective to operate, so I’m confident that with the back-up of Mercedes-Benz both here in the UK and on the Continent our new tractor units will prove a wise investment,” Davis says.

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