Moran Logistics has invested in 50 new TGX 26.440 tractor units and plans to expand fleet further. The team at MAN Truck & Bus UK made sure it was a moment to remember when Moran Logistics took delivery of vehicles in the new fleet.
Sales executive Lee Wilson monitored the progress of the order and arranged a factory visit in Munich for owner Harry Moran to coincide with one of the vehicles rolling off the production line.
Lee said: "Moran Logistics has invested so much with MAN as the business has grown and developed. The firm has run a MAN fleet and we were delighted that he stayed loyal to the marque.
"With that in mind we were delighted to arrange for Harry to visit Munich and tour our factory."
A spokesman for Moran Logistics said: "We have tried different models in the past and we are impressed with what MAN has to offer. The whole package is attractive and there is a strong dealer network too.
"We have purchased 50 TGX 26.440 tractor units this year and we are gradually putting them in to service at our operating depots in Reading, Oswestry, Lockerbie, Manchester, Leeds, Lutterworth and Rugby.
"We will be looking to add another 80 vehicles in 2016 to compliment the current fleet.
"MAN met the benchmark and that is why it won the tender. It has proved itself and delivered against expectations."
He added: "We run 220 vehicles and 330 trailers, operating 24/7 and making 10,000 deliveries a week, all in 30 minute time slots so we need to know we have reliability in the fleet."
All the vehicles benefit from a two-year repair and maintenance contract.
Model: TGX 26.440 6X2/2 BLS
Engine: MAN D2676LF46, 12.4 litres, 6 cylinders, Euro 6
Power: 440 PS / 324 kW at 1800 rev/min
Torque: 2100 Nm at 930-1400 rev/min (2300 Nm with MAN TopTorque in top two gears)
Transmission: ZF 12 AS 2130 DD MAN TipMatic automated
Suspension: Steel front, air rear
Wheelbase: 2900 mm
Plated Weights: 23700 kg GVW, 44000 kg GCW