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Mercedes-Benz Approved Used trucks key for growth at WT Transport

WT Transport has relocated to a £15 million hub following successful growth, which it attributes to its fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks.

The new facility is more than double the size of the pallet transporting company’s previous site.

Within the last 12 months WT Transport has increased the number of pallets it handles each night by 25%.

Over the same period it has purchased a further seven pre-owned trucks from City West Commercials, among them an Actros 2545 BigSpace tractor unit with fuel-efficient second-generation engine.

Warren Tattersall founded the business in 1997 and ran only vans until 2009, when he acquired his first truck, a 7.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego. This marked the beginning of a period of strong, sustained expansion for the general haulier, which today runs a fleet of 40 rigid trucks and tractor units, and 13 vans, the majority of which were sourced through the Mercedes-Benz Approved Used programme.

Key to the success of his business, according to Tattersall, is the relationship he has forged with City West Commercials’ Tim Sutcliffe, recent winner of the Used Truck Sales Executive of the Year title at Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ annual celebration of Dealer excellence.

“Tim sold us our first truck and he’s supplied all but a handful of the vehicles we’ve bought since,” said Tattersall.

“We’ve always preferred to buy Approved Used vehicles because they represent such outstanding value for money.

“Our Mercedes-Benz trucks have always been exceptionally reliable and cost-effective to operate.”

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