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MK London Link takes delivery of new Mercedes-Benz vans

Courier MK London Link has taken delivery of six new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. They are subject to a flexible rental agreement with Dawsonrentals vans.

Managing Director Alan Savage, a former Chairman of the National Courier Association and Founding Fellow of the Institute of Couriers, launched his business in 1982, after working for a number of courier companies in central London.

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The majority of the 30 vehicles in MK London Link’s fleet belong to owner-drivers who work as sub-contractors.

The vans supplied by Dawsonrentals are run by the company itself and driven by its own employees.

Three are Long-bodied Citan 109 CDI models.

Savage said: “Having previously relied on another make of vehicle at this size, we ordered the Citans after Dawsonrentals vans predicted they’d consume less fuel.

“I’m happy to confirm that these smart little vans are living up to that promise, as anyone who’s been to Milton Keynes will know, the city has a great many roundabouts so it’s demanding work, yet the Citans are proving very economical.”

The remaining vans are 3.5-tonne Sprinter 313 CDI Longs – one is on multi-drop duties and sent daily into London, while the other two make nationwide collections and deliveries.

MK London Link has been a customer of Dawsonrentals vans since 2009.

Gareth Jones, managing director of Dawsonrentals, said: “We are delighted that MK London Link is continuing its long association with our business, and that our consultative approach to whole life cost analysis has proved to be of benefit.

“It is always pleasing to receive positive feedback from our partners, particularly when it’s a long-standing one which, of course is so local to us.

“It is also good to see our key product partner, and next-door neighbour, Mercedes Benz featuring so prominently in the delivery of this solution.”



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