Menzies Distribution has taken delivery of the first vehicles from an order for 115 new generation MAN TGX trucks.
All the vehicles are expected to operational in Menzies’ nationwide fleet by August 2021.
Adam Purshall, fleet and procurement director at Menzies Distribution Group, said: “As a business it’s essential that we continually look forward and ensure we offer our customers, many of which are blue-chip organisations, an industry leading level of service.
“These new vehicles will enable us to focus on the future and further enhance the sustainability and flexibility of our supply chain offering.”
Menzies’ New Generation TGX trucks are all powered by MAN’s latest’s Euro6D D26, 470hp six-cylinder, 12.4 litre engines, which have not only proved to be more fuel efficient than their predecessors, but are also lighter, both areas that proactively impact upon fleet total cost of ownership (TCO) and vehicle whole life performance.
Purshall said: “It’s vitally important that we invest in the latest technologies available in terms of trucks and the advanced safety and assistance systems they offer.
“Through both our robust business growth strategy and our fleet replacement programme, we strive to operate an environmentally clean, safe and driver friendly fleet.”
The new Menzies MAN TGXs feature a host of advanced safety systems: Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Lane Guard System (LGS).
Included in the standard specification is the Electronic Parking Brake, which applies automatically when the vehicle is parked.
All 115 vehicles have been specified with MAN’s new driver attention guard, red seat belts and to ensure third party safety, acoustic reverse alarms.
“To ensure all our drivers are comfortable and fully in-tune with the new vehicles and the new levels of technology found onboard, in terms of driver assistance systems and the advanced drivetrains, we ensured all our in-house driver trainers were fully briefed and trained by MAN’s ProfiDriver operation before the first vehicle arrived,” explained Purshall.
“This thorough product training is invaluable and will form the backbone of further training for our wider driver community as more of the new vehicles join the fleet.”
All of the new vehicles have also been specified with MAN’s latest Efficiency Package (EL3) which includes MAN Efficient Cruise 3, MAN Efficient Roll, MAN Idle speed driving and Engine idle shutdown.
All of the 115 new vehicles have been prepared and pre-delivery inspected through MAN Truck & Bus Felixstowe.
In addition to the new MAN TGX tractors, Menzies has also purchased 65 new Don Bur and SDC trailers. Both tractors and trailers will work nationally throughout Menzies’ depot locations.
The Menzies fleet of MAN trucks, like all MAN products, is supported by MAN’s Mobile24 24-hour service.