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Eye-catching Mercedes-Benz Atego is ‘black magic’ for Creative Innovation

Creative Technology, Atego, Rossetts House/ Fleet News/ Distinctive Mercedes-Benz Atego is ‘black magic’ for Creative Technology Global audio visual equipment specialist Creative Technology has actually turned when again to Mercedes-Benz Dealer Rossetts Commercials to help it bring “terrific ideas to life”. The most recent addition to Creative Innovation’s UK-based fleet is an Atego 1524L which has actually lined up along with the two other 15-tonners from the well-known Mercedes-Benz light- and medium-duty distribution variety that run from the business’s base in Crawley. A real head-turner in its black livery with yellow and white branding, the new truck has a range-topping, high-roofed L BigSpace sleeper taxi with optional 2nd bunk. Its 6.0 m GRP box body is by Solent Bodybuilders, of Fareham, which also fitted the taxi roof-top air deflector and side wings, and a Ratcliff 1500 kg column tail-lift. Creative Innovation has offices throughout the world. In addition to preparation and handling events, it supplies top-quality equipment varying from big screen shows to content shipment systems for customers from the sports, business, exhibition and entertainment industries. Like its other Atego, the brand-new vehicle is now being used to transport audio visual hardware throughout the UK and, indeed, Europe. Director of Operations Marc Butterworth observed: “The Atego’s best-in-class high-roof taxi with double bunk is both large and comfortable for our teams, who can be away for several days as well as weeks at a time. “These trucks are preferably suited to servicing older venues, many of which are in London, that don’t have big exhibition shipment areas. We’ve attempted 7.5-tonners in the past but they didn’t provide a huge sufficient haul– the 15-tonne Mercedes-Benz is a perfect compromise, because it’s reasonably compact while also offering a productive carrying capacity.” The Atego integrates phenomenal ride comfort and precise handling, with remarkable fuel-efficiency, long …
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Isuzu Trucks deliver the haul for Hannah Foods

With a payload advantage of as much as 700kg in contrast to other 7.5 tonners in its cooled fleet, five new 7.5 t Isuzu Forwards have actually just recently entered into service for north-west food service company Hannah Foods and are currently enabling the company to attain higher efficiencies within its extensive national distribution operations. Explaining why the business switched to Isuzu for these most current 5 brand-new vehicles, Gary Hannah, director, Hannah Foods stated; “Payload is absolutely critical to our everyday operation and to get nearly 700kg additional load per truck makes us far more efficient in our day-to-day delivery schedules. At the very same time, the substantially lower cab position on the Isuzus makes it a lot easier for our drivers to get in and out of the vehicles. Each truck handles in excess of 20 delivery drops a day so this is a significant benefit when it comes to loading and dumping.” Supplied by local Isuzu Truck dealership, Ditchburn Truck Services in Liverpool, all five Isuzu Forward N75.190 rigids were likewise defined with Isuzu’s ‘Easyshift’ automated transmission. The trucks were supplied with multi-compartment Solomon cooled bodies with movable bulkheads that permits versatility of load between the cooled and frozen compartments. The refrigeration of all 5 multi-temperature Isuzus is by Carrier Supra MT refrigeration systems. “Prior to specifying the new Isuzu trucks we had operated three second-hand Isuzus for over a year. It was the efficiency and payload benefits of these automobiles that highlighted the benefits that might be attained by including more Isuzus to our fleet,” added Gary Hannah. Developed in 1977, Hannah Foods is a family-owned busines operating a national food service covering a full range of frozen, chilled and ambient products. The business runs a 19-strong car fleet, ranging from 3.5 t vans through to artics and trailer mixes with all vehicles specified for multi-temperature distribution. As part of the new vehi …
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