HPH adds fuel efficient trucks to fleet

Haulier HPH has added four Mercedes-Benz tractor units to its fleet after the manufacturer came out a clear winner in a fuel efficiency test.

After the Mercedes-Benz came out the clear winner, HPH has now added four Actros 2545 tractor units to its 60-strong fleet. They arrived via the Blackburn branch of Dealer Ciceley Commercials and have been hailed as “absolutely fantastic” by its drivers.

Following HPH’s typical truck use pattern they will stay on this high-mileage job for a year, during which each will rack up some 250,000km, then switch to less intensive, single-shift general work.

General manager Steve Sugden said: “We’d been running trucks by the same manufacturer for some years but felt the time was now right to take a look at what the competition can offer. Having also seen and heard a number of reports about other operators making significant fuel savings with the Actros, we were particularly keen to see what the Mercedes-Benz truck could do.

He continued: “Other factors were important too, of course. The price had to be right and we wanted our drivers to be happy, while we also demand very high standards of support. Ciceley’s after sales performance will be measured carefully over the coming months and years, but we’ve been given all the right assurances and are confident that we’ve made the correct choice.”

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