Mercedes Atego Truck News ( 17)

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The precursor to today’s Mercedes Atego truck – the LN2 was launched forty years ago this year. Back in 1984, this was in the days before every truck had some distinct brand name, so the most famous of these trucks was the 7.5 tonner called simply the ‘814’ in the UK. Produced between 1984 and…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been forging a path for vehicle safety in the heavy commercial vehicle industry for some years now. The company usually has safety systems installed in their trucks well before the deadline mandated by the rule makers. The company has given us an insight into the way the systems are tested in their…

No better reason to replace a truck with an almost identical one – simply that the outgoing truck performed seamlessly for twenty years. That’s what South Wales builders’ merchant Undy Building & Timber Supplies did when replacing their old Mercedes Atego with a new one from Euro Commercials. The outgoing, Atego Still going strong with…

A Mercedes Atego has, until now, not been the chassis of choice for sweeper operation. There are plenty of DAF trucks and Iveco trucks cleaning our streets, but the three pointed star had been left out of the market.  Mercedes-Benz Truck Dealer City West Commercials has tried to break into this segment by joining forces…

If you are looking at the 7.5 tonne truck market for the first time, there is a reasonable choice of makes and models available – both new and used. We take a look at the best options for you, depending on the duty cycle the truck will be put to. First of all, regardless of…

With heavy drinks on board, a 7.5 tonner is not up to the task, but an 18 tonner is too large for daily drink deliveries to hospitality. The perfect compromise seems to be a 13.5 tonne Atego according to Dayla Drinks. Three new Mercedes Atego delivery trucks are helping the company get around in the…

With the same dimensions as a 13.5 tonne Atego, waste management specialist Clearaway’s new 16 tonners are giving the company an extra 2.4 tonne payload over their existing 13.5 tonne trucks. The company could upgrade these to 18 tonners – they already run this size of truck – but this would involve larger cabs and…

A workwear specialist has broken with its previous policy of sourcing trucks from more than one manufacturer by placing a single, landmark order for Mercedes Atego trucks. Johnsons Workwear is already running the first dozen of the 60 new trucks that Ciceley Commercials is supplying. Not only does the operator’s revised acquisition strategy mean that…

When the Aberdeenshire scaffolder, Northern Platforms & Stagings, needed another 7.5-tonner, its first call was to the manufacturer’s representative in the north of Scotland. The new Atego is the fourth that Peterhead-based Northern Platforms & Stagings has purchased from BLS Truck & Van, since the Dealer’s appointment in 2018. Like its predecessors, the truck is…

If you had a 7.5 tonner that had done 1.2 million miles in six years – a) you would have had your money’s worth and b) you would be highly likely to buy the same again. That helps to explain The Formula One Group’s most recent decision to buy another few of them.  The company…

If you are transporting any old car, then an open-backed recovery truck or small car transporter is fine.  For something a little more special you can find these types of bodies with curtainsides to hide what’s inside.  For classic Aston Martins that can be worth over £250,000 each, then only a secure box will suffice…

Electrically powered grocery delivery vans are becoming an increasingly common sight in the UK’s cities.  However, lend a thought to how they are delivered to their area of work.  They have not been designed for long distance motorway work – they are at their best covering local distances in towns and cities. As a result,…

If you are selling high quality food – even frozen food – then the company’s image has to look right online, in store and on the road. Managing their own transport in house and buying Mercedes trucks and vans for the job means that the overall image of frozen food retailer, Cook is kept high….

If the standard crew cab is too long to fit a full-length body, then order a sleeper cab that has a seat-bunk combination fitted.  That’s what R&S Recovery Services’ did with their new Mercedes-Benz Atego which now has a cab that’s roomy enough to accommodate five passengers, but not so long that it eats into…

If your business is all about attention to detail – you wouldn’t want a staircase built by a slapdash joiner – then the choice of truck also goes under the microscope for Aberdeenshire’s Urquhart Joinery Services. The company enjoys an enviable reputation for the high quality of its work – and demands the same exemplary…

We love to see a tenacious sales executive work to get a deal.  That’s what happened with Bell Truck & Van’s Truck Sales Executive Alex Wordsworth in closing a deal for an Atego 1530 recovery truck for Alpha Recovery. Alpha Recovery has operated Mercedes-Benz trucks of various size in the past, but more recently most…

The last member of the Mercedes-Benz truck family that underwent a complete makeover is the Mercedes-Benz Atego with Euro VI in 2013, now coming on stage to continue its career in the short-radius distribution segment from 6.5 to 16 t gross vehicle weight sector. This version of the Mercedes-Benz Atego retains its benchmark position in…