New trucks for Boughey
By the end of October 2017 we will have replaced our 100 strong fleet of trucks with Mercedes-Benz Actros. Our selection followed an innovative 16 week driving trial, including competitive ‘shoot-outs’ with four different manufacturers: MAN, Volvo, DAF and Mercedes.
Over 4 months, four drivers each drove all four rival trucks on a variety of routes and the results were carefully adjusted to take into account varying weather, payload and terrain, all of which have a significant impact on fuel efficiency and engine performance. At the end of the trial, Mercedes came first in terms of overall fuel efficiency and showed the least variation between the different drivers.