CommercialFleet

AA Recovery patrol of the year leads with new Mercedes-Benz Atego

AA Recovery Tony Doran

AA Recovery patrol of the year Tony Doran has become one of the first to collect the keys to a new breed of Mercedes-Benz truck.

Doran, who is based at the AA’s depot in Runcorn, Cheshire, was a guest of honour at the Milton Keynes headquarters of Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, which he visited with senior colleagues from the country’s largest motoring organisation.

Supplied by the Rygor Commercials Group, his 13-tonne Atego 1323 has a factory-fitted crew cab and is part of an order for 30 identical vehicles.

The AA runs 280 recovery vehicles, which are based across a network of 50 depots nationwide. The Atego are the first Mercedes-Benz trucks to wear its familiar yellow and black colours since 2001.

However, the fleet includes 14 FUSO Canter 7.5-tonners which were also supplied by Rygor – fitted with beavertail bodies, these vehicles entered service in 2014-15 and are used primarily in London.

The AA is the first UK operator to run the latest Euro VI Atego crew cab variant in significant numbers.



Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Comment as guest


Login / Register

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

What's the tax liability on my van?

Calculate the BIK tax on any van on sale today with our van tax calculator

Track down the cheapest forecourts

Find the cheapest forecourts in your area with our van fuel price locator

How green is your van?

Check out the CO2 emissions for new vans with our CO2 calculator?