Bibby Distribution has placed a substantial fleet order for new Euro 6 trucks with Mercedes-Benz, marking the company’s first order of new trucks from the German manufacturer.
The first Euro 6 vehicles will arrive in Bibby’s fleet this month, following the signing of a substantial order for 200 new Mercedes-Benz trucks over the next two years.
Bibby said the order will make the firm one of the first major fleet customers for the new Euro 6 Antos, with 22 of the 18-tonne Merc rigids due for delivery in January and February. Each vehicle will be mounted with a Bevan body and tail-lift.
An extra 53 vehicles will enter the fleet in 2014, plus 100 more in 2015 – each meeting Euro 6 standards.
Iain Speak, Bibby Distribution CEO, said the company is keen to embrace the new technology. “Being among the first to introduce a fleet of Euro 6 trucks is a natural next step for our business in early 2014; we see no reason to delay.”