Spirits haulage expert McPherson Ltd has raised a toast to its very first Mercedes-Benz truck for more than 5 years. Based in Aberlour, on Speyside in the heart of Scotch Whisky country, the company runs a fleet of over 200 tractor devices which are a typical sight on the region’s roadways, pulling a range of polished steel tankers, hydraulic double-deckers and bulk tipping trailers. In recent years McPherson Ltd has actually acquired vehicles by 2 other manufacturersbut, said Handling Director David McPherson, the determination of Dealership Mercedes-Benz Commercial Cars Aberdeen to win a slice of the company’s business ultimately settled. “Truck Sales Supervisor Andrew Rennie’s determination and professionalism ultimately won the day,” he remembered.”Meanwhile, thevehicle has won instant regard for its mix of driver appeal, fuel economy and performance, so we’re thrilled with this latest addition to our fleet.” The Actros 2545 has an aerodynamic StreamSpace cab and is powered bya state-of-the-art330 kW (449 hp) straight-six engine, which drives through a smooth Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission. It will be taken part October by a 2nd Actros, this time a 375 kW (510 hp) 2551 BigSpace model. “We are extremely impressed by the exceptional ergonomics of the taxi,” said Fleet Engineering Director Ian Jamieson. “The Actros is a real driver’s pleasure, with a great conventional specification. “We ‘d also heard excellent features of the design’s fuel efficiency, and considering that the opening in 2014 of the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Highlandworkshop in Nairn, we now have something that’s been doing not have in the past– a trustworthy dealer that’s within easy reach and providesexcellent back-up.” He continued: “In its very first 3 months on the roadway the Actros has performed effortlessly in what is a requiring function, negotiating the slim and undulating roads of Speyside and accessing distillery sites which can be really tight.The truck is als …
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Republic Services stated it has included an additional 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) strong waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the higher Denver area. The CNG trucks change older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the overall variety of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic throughout Colorado to 82. Tim Oudman, location president of Republic Services, stated, “This fleet growth represents a significant financial investment in cleaner, safer and more reliable cars locally. It likewise embodies the responsibility we assume for doing our part to protect Colorado’s substantial natural appeal for future generations.” Republic Services operates a gas fueling station at its Commerce City place to support its broadening Denver-based CNG fleet. One-third of Republic’s fleet serving the greater Denver city is now powered by the domestic fuel source. Republic operates 158 collection trucks statewide, majority are powered by CNG. According to the U.S. Epa (EPA), each new CNG collection truck deployed amounts getting rid of 5 passenger vehicles from regional roads or planting 600 fully grown trees each year. Based on EPA calculations, the carbon emissions decrease take advantage of Republic’s CNG powered fleet in Colorado is equivalent to planting more than 94,000 mature trees every year. Nationwide, Republic Solutions runs a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG automobiles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG fleet assists to save approximately 18 million gallons of diesel fuel each year. As the operator of the eighth-largest occupation fleet in the nation, Republic has a variety of initiatives to decrease overall fuel use, including its continued dedication to operating CNG-powered trucks. Together, these efforts will help Republic reach its objective of lowering fleet greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent by 2018 … See all stories on this topic
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