Posted 14 Jun 2016
Maritime Transport Limited (Maritime) have started to take delivery of their new tractor units from Mercedes-Benz.
The 65 new vehicles are the first that Maritime has purchased from the German manufacturer since 2011, and will be equipped with their BigSpace cabs, which offer drivers nearly 2 metres of headroom.
“We are delighted to rekindle our association with Mercedes-Benz after five years,” said Alan McNicol, Group Financial Director. “These tractors are a great addition to our fleet and I know our drivers are going to be delighted with their nearly 6,000 litres of internal capacity.”
“We are extremely happy to supply Maritime with these trucks, reigniting what has historically been a great working relationship with the company” said Rob Dale, Truck Fleet Sales Manager Orwell Truck and Van, Mercedes-Benz. “We are very proud of this model which boasts 449bhp and have no doubt it will look fantastic in the iconic Maritime livery.”
The first of the new vehicles from Mercedes-Benz started to arrive just weeks after Maritime announced they had purchased 30 units from Volvo as part of their continued fleet expansion. Along with the new vehicle purchases, Maritime have ordered 100 new Curtain Siders from Lawrence David and 200 new Sliding Skeletal Trailers from Dennison. The continued expansion is further good news for the haulier after they also announced the opening of a new depot in Leighton Buzzard a few months ago.