RiverRidge takes delivery of five new Mercedes-Benz trucks following RentaMerc investment

RiverRidge fleet

RiverRidge has recently taken delivery of five new Mercedes-Benz Econics from MBNI Truck & Van, following a multi-million-pound investment.

This investment deal, facilitated through RentaMerc, aims to supply a number of vehicles over the next year to RiverRidge.

RiverRidge has grown exponentially over the past five years and now has four sites in Derry-Londonderry, Belfast, Coleraine and Portadown.

With a fleet of more than 145 vehicles and trailers, the new vehicles were required to replace some of the older fleet they had acquired during previous acquisitions.

RiverRidge’s transport and logistics director Tony Kirkpatrick said: “As the first Northern Ireland operator to be awarded the FTA Truck Excellence Accreditation as well as Export and Freight’s Excellence in Compliance award earlier this year, we know only too well what is required to ensure RiverRidge maintains a high quality service.

“These vehicles will add real value to our current fleet and will ensure that our exceptional operational ability continues to be sustained.

"We are delighted to be receiving these new five vehicles as part of larger deal with MBNI Truck & Van and RentaMerc.

“Quality is central to our business offering, the RentaMerc scheme offered us a tailored solution, to our increasing demand for reliable and high performing vehicles.

"These vehicles were tried and tested by our own drivers and the Mercedes Benz came out on top. With this vehicle, there is better fuel consumption, emissions are lower and there is an excellent aftersales package.

“The Econic is an innovative special-purpose truck that combines versatility, ergonomics and convenience like virtually no other commercial vehicle, the Econic is in a class of its own and will add an outstanding service level to our operations.”

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