IT’S ‘JAM TODAY’ FOR TIPTREE DRIVER TIM, AS UK’S FIRST EXCLUSIVE MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS EDITION 2 HITS THE ROAD
Tiptree is running the country’s first, stunning Actros Edition 2 from Mercedes-Benz Trucks; just 400 are being built, with a dozen going to UK operators. The truck has some unique comfort and safety features – if you spot it travelling across the UK - do let us know.
Wilkin & Sons’ latest flagship was supplied by Orwell Truck & Van – following its formal pairing with fellow Dealer S & B Commercials on Tuesday (24 August), the manufacturer’s representative for East Anglia is now trading as Motus Truck & Van. The Edition 2 represents a new dimension in comfort, safety and design.
Transport Manager Kevin King explained: “We’d been relying on two tractors for some time but decided to replace a 10-year-old 26-tonner with a third because we’re so busy, and because the loads we’re delivering, particularly to supermarket RDCs, keep getting bigger.” Kevin added: “We were running Mercedes-Benz products when I joined this company 31 years ago, and we’ve remained loyal to the brand ever since. Mercedes-Benz trucks have always been reliable and cost-effective to operate, of course, but in recent years the manufacturer has really raised its game in terms of driver appeal too.”
“We like to look after the lads and provide them with the first-class equipment they deserve as ambassadors for our business. That’s never been more important than in these current times of acute driver shortages – if we can put smiles on their faces by giving them vehicles they enjoy driving, then they’ll want to keep coming to work for Wilkin & Sons.”
Driver Tim Sharp and his colleague Bradley Scott, who drives the Actros Edition 1, take huge pride in the appearance of their vehicles and we hope to see them winning more awards for these vehicles at special events in 2021/22.
“I do realise how incredibly lucky I am,” insisted Tim Sharp. “In fact, I’m still pinching myself. The Edition 2 is fantastic to drive and has the looks to match; it’s just awesome.”