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Low-ride Mercedes Actros flagship for Truckingby fleet The Actros 2543 LnR, provided by dealership Northside Truck & Van, was specified with the range-topping GigaSpace cab and has been fitted with a chrome grille, light bars top and bottom, air horns and alloy wheels. It was installed with an SB Elements mega-cube box body 9.0 metres long and 4.0 metres high, in addition to a 1,500 kg Dhollandia tuckaway tail-lift. Managing director Kevin Hopper is enthusiastic about Mercedes trucks, highlighting their dependability, security and fuel-efficiency. In June he tweeted: “We now run over 30 Mercedes trucks and our [Brian Yeardley] fleet average has actually risen considering that we started running them in 2014 from 8.6 mpg to, last month, 10.26 mpg. Looking forward to replacing other brand names with Mercedes when they come of age. Worth keeping in mind other brands are still returning 8.5 to 8.7 mpg, pulling the average down.” Hopper is an eager user of FleetBoard telematics as well as defines all vehicles with Mercedes’ optional Predictive Powertrain Control system and the Classic Security Pack, which includes Active Brake Assist 3 (the self-governing system that surpasses the requirements of current legislation), in addition to Distance Control Assist and motorist’s air bags. “Having the edge is exactly what makes the difference … Running efficiently has never been more vital, and our Mercedes-Benz trucks play a huge part in helping us to do this,” he says. Brian Yeardley also took shipment late in 2014 of 6 low-riding Actros 1848 LnR tractor units, for pulling mega-cube trailers. They were amongst the first UK-registered cars to be powered by the second-generation version of the 12.8-litre, six-cylinder OM471 engine. “The new engine is fantastic,” says Hopper. “Those six trucks are returning between 11 and 12 mpg on long, pan-European journeys, which puts them a mile and more ahead of our previous Actros, and method clear of our Swedish- and Dutch-brand trucks, none which get near double figures.” All Truckingby Brian Yeardley Mercedes-Benz HGVs are on R&M agreements with full European cover. “We have few problems however any that do appear are usually dealt with rapidly and efficiently by Mercedes-Benz, which appreciates the essential importance of reducing downtime,” mentions Hopper. And he includes: “I entered the transport business when I was 21 and I’m 58 now. I can honestly state I’ve never worked with a producer that has such a strong dedication to its clients, and to the advancement of its product. “That’s why, going forward, we’ll just be buying Mercedes-Benz trucks.”
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Plug Power protects contract with Newark Farmers Market, acquiring its 3rd offer this month The company’s most current offer is with Newark Farmers Market. Plug Power has actually gotten an order for an additional 96 of its fuel cell systems in order to run its electrical commercial forklift fleet in Newark, New Jersey. Newark Farmers Market has actually utilised GenDrive systems as the sole source of power for its electric commercial truck fleet since 2011. Today, it operates more than 240 GenDrive units, making it the largest fuel cell-powered electric commercial truck fleet in New Jersey. Previously this year, Plug Power likewise delivered a turnkey system to Newark Farmers Market’s new food distribution centre, including 110 brand-new GenDrive fuel cells and a GenFuel hydrogen (H2) sustaining system. David Forem, CEO of Newark Farmers Market, specified, “Using a GenDrive-powered lift truck fleet has allowed us to increase efficiency and continue to grow our operations in New Jersey. Increased operational efficiency, paired with improved safety and sustainability effects, made it easy to reinvest in Plug Power’s H2 and fuel cell solutions as we cement our leadership position in the market.” Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, enthused, “This is a success story for Plug Power, as nothing verifies our solution better than a pleased consumer who reinvests in our business-enhancing options.” The US-based company also secured handle French-based companies FM Logisitics and Carrefour previously this month. Financial details of the contracts were not revealed. Plug Power Inc. has actually secured yet another agreement to release its GenDrive fuel cell systems– its 3rd this month alone. Increased operational efficiency, combined with improved safety and sustainability effects, made it easy to reinvest in Plug Power’s H2 and fuel cell solutions Month on month the gasworld website continues to be the primary website for information, on an international scale, about our market– be it through the provision of news and features, or information in the expansive business directory site section. Introduced in 2004, …
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