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Sumo Heavy Haulage takes top-spec Euro-6 Mercs

  • 18 April 2014
  • By Hayley Pink

Sumo Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of two Euro-6 Mercedes-Benz Gigaspace 2551 trucks from Hull-based Northside, that are claimed to be the highest-specced models ever supplied by the dealership.

Sumo transport manager Jeremy Desmond told CM his order had “raised a few eyebrows” at the time because of the extent of the extras he requested. These included lane keeping, proximity control and attention assist functions.

Because the company places a strong emphasis on driver safety it is happy to invest heavily in its fleet to achieve this. “If it can save a driver’s life, then why not fit it? If the cost is spread over the vehicle’s lifetime, then it’s nothing,” said Desmond.

The new trucks have been in service for a week, and are so far returning, on average, 10mpg, with AdBlue usage a lot less than Sumo’s Euro-5 counterparts.

Driver response to them has so far been positive, with employees treated to luxuries such as auto-levelling beds, ambient lighting and a pull-out refrigerator.

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