Nolan’s breaks the mould, buys Benz

Nolan’s Interstate Transport has welcomed three top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz Actros 2663 prime movers to its fleet.

Based in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane, the family business has traditionally run a mix of European and North American brands, but had not previously purchased a Mercedes-Benz truck.

The acquisition comes in the aftermath of a positive experience with an Actros demo that was provided by Daimler Trucks Brisbane.

Four additional 2663 units will join the fleet over the next few months.

“We’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with Daimler Trucks Brisbane Sales Manager, Steve McDonald, who suggested we have a go with an Actros demo,” said Nolan’s Interstate Transport Director, Adrian ‘Flea’ Nolan,

“We put it on and were really impressed. Outstanding fuel consumption was the biggest thing, but the drivers really liked it too, which is important,” he said.

The 2663 features a 16-litre inline six-cylinder engine brandishing 625hp (466kW) and 2,212lb/ft (3,000Nm) of torque while meeting the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard.

It sports a 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) with a refined crawler function for comfortable low-speed manoeuvring.

The Nolan’s Interstate Transport Actros prime movers also feature the innovative Predictive Powertrain Control system, which uses topographic map data to enable the truck to anticipate terrain and select the optimum shift pattern and engine response for maximum fuel economy and performance.

Like all Actros models, the 2663 features the sophisticated Multimedia Cockpit system, which consists of two large customisable tablet screens that present driver information in super crisp detail.

Nolan’s Interstate Transport places a high emphasis on safety, which has always been a key priority for Mercedes-Benz.

The Actros features the fifth generation Active Brake Assist radar/camera Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), which can now automatically perform full emergency braking to a standstill for vehicles and pedestrians.

Mercedes-Benz has included the AEBS system as a standard feature on its Australian spec trucks for the last ten years, and the tradition continues with the new models.

All new Mercedes-Benz Actros models are fully supported by the dealerships with a complimentary Best Basic service plan that applies for 500,000km or five years, whichever comes first.

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