Mercedes-Benz Actros goes Global

Northampton-based Global Road Runners has treated itself to the perfect fifth birthday present in the shape of five, fuel-efficient tractor units from Mercedes-Benz Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van.

The subject of a CharterWay contract hire agreement from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, its new trucks are all Actros 2545 models with aerodynamic StreamSpace cabs and state-of-the-art straight-six engines which transmit 330kW (450hp) outputs via Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearboxes.

Since its foundation in 2011 Global Road Runners has leased all of its trucks from a high-profile vehicle rental specialist. However, as founder and contracts manager, Adam Barnell confirmed, ‘Business growth prompted us to decide that sourcing our vehicles from a main Dealer, rather than a third-party provider, is now the best way to go.’

He continued, ‘The Actros is widely recognised as the most economical truck on the market right now, and this reputation has certainly been borne out by our own experience with the two GigaSpace cab units we are still leasing from our previous supplier.’