JMD Haulage has added eight new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 tractor units, supplied by Asset Alliance, on a four-year full-service contract hire deal.
All eight trucks were specified with the manufacturer’s GigaSpace cab, for driver comfort, while four feature additional modifications to make them EXIII-rated – meaning they can haul containers filled with explosives, a requirement needed for some demolition, mining and military contracts.
“The staff at Asset Alliance didn’t blink an eye when we asked for EXIII-rated trucks, they just asked what cab we wanted with the additional protection. Although the majority of the work won’t be explosives-related, being able to acquire such vehicles with minimal fuss is excellent,” said: Alan Maguire, director of JMD Haulage.
The new vehicles join a mixed fleet of 62 trucks at the Merseyside company, which includes DAF, MAN and Mercedes-Benz tractor units. The trucks will primarily be used to haul containers to and from Liverpool docks, with occasional runs to the ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and Tilbury.