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British Firm Matthew James Brings in Two New Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks

Published On Feb 10, 2016By Prashant Talreja

Matthew James, a UK based global relocation specialist, recently brought in two new Mercedes-Benz Actros Units. The trucks were delivered by Rygor, a regional Mercedes-Benz dealership. The trucks were loaded with a robust 26 tonne chassis and the cabins came with eye-catching design-work featuring the pop super-star, Elvis Presley, and the Disney movie, Frozen. The 6x2 Actros 2530 LnR models scaled a height of 2.9 meters, and had a load volume of 2,400 cubic ft.

Matthew James was recently presented a Gold accreditation from FORS (the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme), for its exemplary safety adherence. Keeping up with the tradition, both the new Actros units come with an array of advanced stability aids, including the Stability Control Assist, Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Attention Assist. Furthermore, each Actros truck is inbuilt with an all-seeing Brigade Backeye 360 degree camera. Tracking systems have also been armed, ensuring that instances of unruly driving are kept under watch.

Both models are equipped with 7.7-litre BlueEfficiency engines that unleash 220KW of power delivered through an 8-speed Mercedes Powershift 3 automated transmissions. A key element of the model, according to the company's MD Matthew De-Machen, was the 2.3m StreamSpace sleeper cabs. These massive cabins exuded space and comfort, and had the room for a large crew of four passengers. Commenting on the event, Matthew De-Machen said, “With roads both at home and in Europe becoming busier by the day, the safety of our drivers and crew is paramount. The Mercedes-Benz commitment to accident prevention gives me the peace of mind that comes from knowing we’re sending our staff out in vehicles that as well as being comfortable are also designed to ensure they reach their destinations safely.”

The third-generation family-run corporation is involved in the National as well as International front, with a presence that extends across key cities of Europe, including Madrid and Barcelona. It provides a reliable transportation network for UK citizens across Europe, and is also engaged in a train service that touches France, Spain and Portugal. Despite its dynamic International services, the company presently plans to put the two new Merc-models to use in the domestic field.

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