Euro Foods Group has taken delivery of two new fridge bodied Mercedes-Benz trucks.
The new vehicles will carry the branding of Kukd.com, Euro Foods Group’s new takeaway ordering and restaurant booking platform, due to be launched this Autumn.
The Newport-based food distributor ordered the trucks after trialling a 26-tonne Actros demonstrator with temperature-controlled bodywork.
The operator’s new vehicles are both 26-tonne Actros 2532L ENA models with tag axles and single-sleeper cabs. They will be used for multi-drop deliveries and inter-depot trunking runs.
Euro Foods Group has enhanced the vehicles' safety specifications by fitting integrated 360-degree camera systems supplied by Kits-n-Bits of Cardiff. As well as providing its drivers with improved visibility for urban operations, the footage recorded can also be used by the company’s insurers in the event of claims being made over accidents or incidents involving the trucks.
It represents the first time the operator has used Mercedes-Benz trucks since 2005.
Neill Cannell, transport manager at Euro Foods Group, said: “I’d been attracted to the new model by its modern appearance and excellent reputation for fuel efficiency, and the demonstrator did not disappoint.
“The drivers sang its praises. They found it very easy to live with and particularly liked the Mercedes PowerShift automated transmission.
“When I drove it myself, meanwhile, I was most impressed.”