Tuffnells has taken on 10 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks, sporting the company's new livery as part of the delivery company's refresh and long-term investment plan.
The operator’s latest 7.5-tonne trucks were delivered by dealer Roanza Truck & Van and are 816 models with S- ClassicSpace day cabs and 5.1-litre engines. Their box bodies are by Lawrence David, of Peterborough, and fitted with 1,500 kg Anteo tail-lifts.
Stuart Godman, commercial director at Connect Group (Tuffnells’ parent company), said: “We’re delighted to be revealing our fresh new look, one that simultaneously recalls Tuffnells’ 104-year heritage while also bringing the brand into the 21st century.
“We have made significant investment plans at Tuffnells, and the release of our new 7.5-tonne Atego is just one of the ways we’re continuing to support our customers.
“We have also invested £1m in new cargo nets, which further demonstrates our commitment to customer service.”
Roanza had already supplied Tuffnells with 22 Atego trucks since Christmas. The company has also recently commissioned an 18-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos drawbar rigid, and is awaiting delivery of a further three.
Tuffnells’ new Atego are the subject of a Mercedes-Benz Financial Services operating lease, and have been rolled out to key locations. Most are based in Stafford, and are being inspected and maintained under contract by the workshop team at Roanza’s Stoke-on-Trent branch.