Northumberland-based Logic has ordered a replacement Atego from Mercedes-Benz, as its four-year-old one bows out. 

The trailers and associated equipment manufacturer needed a product that was suited to all environments.

As a result, it stuck with what it knew and returned to North-East-based dealer Bell Truck and Van for the replacement Atego. 

Like its predecessor, the new truck has a 12-tonne gross weight and a ClassicSpace L-cab sleeper. 

However, the new addition has a more powerful engine that the 5.1-litre, 210hp unit.

Instead of that engine, power comes from a 7.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engine with 238hp. 

The optional 180-litre fuel tank, meanwhile – the standard item has a 120-litre capacity – extends the vehicle’s range.

Based at Logic’s headquarters in Hexham, the Atego has a platform body with front bulkhead by Wheelbase Engineering.

Load volume, rather than weight, is the critical factor for Logic, therefore the truck pulls a twin-axled drawbar trailer. 

The combination delivers Logic’s products to members of its national dealer network located north of the M62. 

It transports raw materials and components to and from suppliers, the majority of which are located in the North-East. 

One weekly round trip, for example, is to a galvanising specialist in Newcastle.

The Atego also trunks, typically a couple of times each month, to Logic’s second distribution centre in Cheltenham.   

Logic MD, Simon Beniams, explained the reasoning behind going with the replacement Atego. 

“Our first Atego proved fit for purpose and did a good job,” he said. 

“Meanwhile, we’ve also developed an excellent relationship with truck sales executive, Alex Wordsworth.

Continuing, Benjams said: “People do business with people, and we’re not a company that changes suppliers for the sake of it.

“We were very happy, therefore, to return to Bell for another Atego.”