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Sydney-based flooring specialist, GMK Logistics, has added its first-ever Mercedes-Benz Actros 2651 to its fleet in a move aimed at cutting fuel costs.
According to GMK, the new purchase was spearheaded by parent company CTI Logistics, which decided to replace an older model with a new-generation Mercedes-Benz Actros sourced from Daimler Trucks Perth.
“The fuel economy figures they are getting represent a 25 per cent improvement in fuel economy over the old truck – that is significant,” said CTI Logistics Commercial Manager, Glenn Brown – adding the Actros has been put to work hauling a B-double trailer that delivers floor coverings across Sydney and Newcastle.
The Mercedes-Benz Actros 2651 runs the 13-litre engine and has a power output of 510hp and a torque peak of 2500Nm (1844lb-ft). It runs a fully automated 12-speed transmission and boasts a number of integrated safety features, including a radar-based emergency auto brake feature, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
The new Mercedes-Benz Actros brings GMK’s fleet to a total of 53 small and medium trucks, as well as one prime mover, for local duties.
Part of the large Perth-based CTI Logistics family, GMK Logistics operates nationally, with depots in Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and runs express and linehaul services between all capital cities.
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