Tag Archives: ACTROS

LONG TERM STRATEGIES | Truck Review -Living the life with the Actros 2663

Living the life with the Actros 2663 – Words and Images Ed Higginson To really appreciate a new truck, you need to spend time in the vehicle over an extended period. That particular problem was solved after I acquired an ex-demo Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2663, ready to put to work and at the same time providing an ideal opportunity ...

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Star of the Show | TRUCK REVIEW- Actros 2663

Brenton O’Connor rates the top-spec Actros 2663 – Images by Geoff Parrington The simple answer to this article would be to say this truck is the best truck I’ve ever driven – but that wouldn’t provide the opportunity to delve into a deeper understanding of this truck, and both the driving experience and fuel economy encountered during the test drive. ...

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Sharp Moves | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Rigid Trucks

The latest MB rigids set a high standard amongst the new breed of Europeans – Words by Ed Higginson. With a background of five years since their initial launch in Europe, there’s a lot expected from the new range of Mercedes-Benz rigids as the German manufacturer continues its global rollout of new product. With the test programme completed and the ...

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Straight Talking | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz – ACTROS

Mercedes-Benz continues to shake up the market with the release of its latest rigid truck chassis. There’s no doubt about it, Mercedes-Benz is on a roll. The reaction by early adopters of the latest Actros models has established the bona fides of the breed, with operators forecasting substantial savings in total cost of operation. The enthusiasm for Actros is not ...

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Cost Control | TRUCK REVIEW – Mulvey Transport cutting costs with Mercedes-Benz ACTROS

“I’ve only ever known the trucking industry and I love it” – Alec Mulvey of Mulvey Transport. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mulvey Transport, the South Kempsey based trucking company that’s built an enviable reputation since managing director Alec Mulvey founded the company that he still operates today. Alec started in trucking at the wheel of a K100 ...

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IN Training | REVIEW Shane Blakeborough – Mercedes-Benz Actros

Shane Blakeborough took the lessons learned from driver training into full-time truck operation  Shane Blakeborough has been involved in the transport game for a long time, and covered many different aspects of the industry. From humble beginnings operating a crane truck, he and his wife went on to build a successful driver training school “Journey Management Group”, which is now ...

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Stepping Out with Actros | REVIEW New Mercedes-Benz Actros

Ray Worboys shifts to the new German cabover alongside his conventional Coronado  As many of you will know, life as an owner/driver is not a simple affair. But with the right equipment, and a good support crew, there are opportunities to be had. The biggest problem within our industry is the dog-eat-dog attitude, and the number of people willing to ...

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A Change of Emphasis | REVIEW Mercedes Benz Actros

Terry Warn found that moving to new equipment brought a reduction in total operating costs    It’s always nice to hear of a family-based success story, and while the transport industry is not generally regarded as family friendly, there are some companies that really bring the family aspect to the fore. One such company is ABS Transport, a family-owned and ...

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Mercedes-Benz will launch an all-new on-highway rigid range at this month’s Brisbane Truck Show| NEW MERCEDES-BENZ RIGID

The company will also present its newly introduced prime mover models to the public for the first time at the event that runs from May 25 to 28. Mercedes-Benz  launched its new generation Actros family of trucks in October last year and is now ready to launch the rigid versions. The new rigid model was part of a local testing ...

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Shane Bourke is back for his second Burrumbuttock run

Shane Bourke is back for his second Burrumbuttock run, this time in a Mercedes-Benz Actros truck volunteered by Hartwigs. The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners operation, which delivers hay to needy farmers in central west Queensland. Shane who drives for  Rodney’s Transport Service, participated last year in a truck provided by Hartwigs and grabbed the chance to get behind the wheel of a ...

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