Xpression Event Solutions, based in Oxfordshire, has acquired this stunning Actros L 1853 to haul a mobile laboratory trailer owned by sports science contractor ai.io. The trailer and tractor are finished in matt black with the livery of the company’s labs division.

The trailer is maintained and transported by Xpression Event Solutions to visit leading sports organisations – such as football clubs – where AI scientists and technicians provide services that help teams and individuals measure, understand and improve their capabilities across a range of metrics.

“This is a premium service, and aiLabs’ customers are some of the biggest names in the sport, so obviously, when choosing a truck to haul their trailer, quality was paramount,” said Xpression Managing Director Jonathan Hill.

“The Actros L fits the bill perfectly. It has all the presence and brand image we wish for, backed up by renowned Mercedes-Benz reliability and performance.”

Xpression’s new truck has a GigaSpace cab powered by a 530 hp, 12.8-litre in-line six-cylinder engine. It was supplied with funding support via Daimler Truck Financial Services by Dealer Sparshatt Truck and Van, who will also maintain the truck under the terms of a Mercedes-Benz Service Contract.

“This was our first Mercedes-Benz truck from Sparshatt, and we’ve been very impressed with the service,” continued Mr Hill. “Sales Executive Nick Fuller made the whole process smooth and painless, and the workshop set-up looks professional.

Established in 2007, Xpression Event Solutions has grown steadily and now runs a fleet of 18 trucks. These are used to transport hospitality and display trailers to roadshows, exhibitions and sports events throughout the UK and Europe and for general event logistics.

The aiLabs trailer is equipped to offer comprehensive sports analytics solutions to teams and clubs across various disciplines, with testing methods and metrics that can be adjusted to meet specific requirements.