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Kibble praises Actros mpg returns

  • 31 July 2014
  • By Ashleigh Wight

Matthew Kibble said his new Mercedes-Benz Actros is returning fuel consumption figures 0.5mpg better than the company’s fleet average.

The 2545 Euro-6 tractor unit, which is powered by a 443hp straight-6 engine, is being evaluated against four other marques in the Matthew Kibble Transport fleet.

The Lancashire operator’s Actros, supplied by Ciceley Commercials, is fitted with a FleetBoard telematics system and a GigaSpace cab.

It was acquired on contract hire from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and entered the fleet in April.

Kibble said the firm is also assessing performance, driver acceptance, quality of dealer back-up and overall running costs, as well as fuel efficiency as part of the trial.

“As far as mpg returns are concerned, the Actros is already well into the nines,” he said. “The driver also loves his new truck and it certainly presents a smart appearance – we’ve had people tell us it’s the best-looking vehicle on our fleet.”


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