Melton Mowbray-based uPVC window and patio-door maker TruFrame has put on the road its first new Euro 6 truck – an MAN TGM 18.250BL 4×2 18-tonner with demount body. The new truck joins three same-spec Euro 5 MAN models delivered over the previous 24 months.
“The whole-life cost figures certainly stacked up well against the other Euro 6 trucks on the market,” said TruFrame transport & despatch manager, Paul North, who added the new truck was also performing well in terms of fuel economy. “Since acquiring the new MAN Euro 6, we’re already seeing 13 mpg – and that’s impressive for our operation.
“We’re using less AdBlue, the drivers love the MAN product anyway, and the aftersales support we receive from MAN Truck & Bus Nuneaton is second to none,” he added.
TruFrame said the company will be looking to acquire more MANs after the lease terms expire on its other truck marques.
The company said it took the decision to revamp its operation and to switch to demount bodies in 2011 – a move which demanded close involvement from its truck supplier.