Manchester-based Hadfields Transport has taken delivery of three 18-tonne MAN TGX rigids for its specialist fleet. 

The commercial refrigeration, gaming and leisure equipment distribution company made the investment to boost its nationwide coverage. 

Hadfields Transport was impressed with the fuel economy and performance of the 15 TGL 12-tonners on its fleet.

Therefore, it made the decision to stick with the German truck manufacturer for the latest additions.

All three of the vehicles are 18.330 18-tonne box body rigids, powered by a 9.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine with 330hp. 

In addition, they all come with an high specification of advanced technologies to keep drivers safe on the road.

For example, Hadfields Transport included Electronic Braking System (EBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Change Support (LCS) as standard.

Furthermore, the TGXs boast Active Brake Assist (ABS), Anti-Slip Control (ACS) ESP and EBA.

Scott Langridge, MD, Hadfields Transport, explained why the company went with MAN.

“We operate a mixed fleet of 35 vehicles, ranging from 3.5-tonne box body vans to 44-tonne tractor-trailer combinations,” he said. 

“Over the last 12 months our 12-tonne MAN TGL’s have served us well and the drivers like them. 

“They’ve proved to be reliable and efficient, meanwhile the level of service from MAN Truck & Bus at Trafford Park is exemplary.”

Langridge said despite it being early days with the new trucks, the feedback is very positive.

“We often double-man our vehicles, so comfort and safety, throughout their working days, is paramount,” he said.

Meanwhile, each of the new vehicles – like the rest of the Hadfields Transport fleet – has a specialist box body and large cantilever tail lift. 

Each of the new vehicles is subject to an 84-month R&M contract and they will be maintained by MAN Truck & Bus Trafford Park Manchester.