Malcolm Logistics has acquired 64 new MAN TGX 26.440 6x2/2 BLS tractor units. The new vehicles (44 tonne GCW tractors, all at 440PS) join the Malcolm Logistics fleet of 320 units, and are replacements for 54 outgoing MAN and 10 Renault vehicles.

Steve Sugden, Group Fleet Engineer said the company placed the order with MAN because the truck manufacturer offers a wide product range that suits all the company's requirements. "Fuel economy is good, and in line with the best performing brand in our fleet," says Sugden.

Another reason for going for the EGR Euro 5 trucks is the reduced running costs and increased reliability as a result of not having to constantly top up with AdBlue.

"Having no requirement for AdBlue is a great benefit," added Chief Executive, Andrew Malcolm. "There is a substantial cost saving and reliability should be better due to fewer components in the exhaust system. There is also the benefit of not having to store and handle AdBlue on site and the H&S issues that go along with that."

Malcolm Logistics finds MAN's TeleMatics fleet management system invaluable, "This allows us to continuously monitor driver performance and driving style, and we are then able to target drivers who fall below the required standard and retrain where appropriate," said Andrew. "It also allows us to benchmark performance and set a minimum target in areas such as idle time, harsh braking and use of cruise control."

MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd launched their new MAN XXL cab at the Commercial Vehicle show at Birmingham's NEC.
The cab on display was one-off Malcolm Logistics' liveried cab. Andrew Malcolm attended the show, which is the largest road transport event held in Britain, along with son's Euan and Kerr to see the new cab being unveiled.

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