From small seeds… So goes the saying, but it appears to be true for MAN Trucks and Northampton based Wreford’s Transport. As a result of a successful seed demonstrator vehicle back in the giddy days of 2019, the company bought ten MAN trucks in 2020 and have just taken delivery of their first of the new generation MAN TGX in the shape of a pair of TGX 26.510 tractor units.
The Truck Buyer’s View
Andy Wreford, Director Wreford’s Transport, said: “We have a long-standing and trusted relationship with both MAN Truck & Bus UK, our local salesman Scott Munton and the local dealer, MAN Truck & Bus Northampton. The MAN trucks, of which we now have 16 on our fleet, have proven reliable, robust, and incredibly efficient and we’re sure that these new TGX’s will deliver the same experience.
“At the beginning of 2019 we took a seed demonstrator vehicle, a MAN TGX 26.460 XLX 6×2 tractor which performed very well indeed, it’s proven to be a sound workhorse, it’s good on fuel and the drivers like it, and, it continues to impress us. Because of these convincing factors we purchased 10 other new MAN’s, a mixture of both tractors and rigids in 2020. If these new generation TGX’s are as good as we both hear and have seen, we’re looking at great things.”
The MAN TGX Trucks Specification
Bolstering the existing fleet of 75 vehicles the new arrivals, both MAN TGX 6×2 26.510’s have the largest GX cabs and are powered by the latest-generation MAN 12.4 litre, D26, six-cylinder, Euro 6D diesel engines, producing 510 hp and 2.600 Nm.
Instantly recognisable in the Wreford’s Transport widely known livery, the new vehicles are specified with a host of driver creature comforts including microwave, climate control roof mounted air conditioning, tinted sun-visor, Kelsa light-bar and Alcoa Dura Bright alloy wheels. Direct Vision Standard cameras have also been added to reduce blindspots and ensure enhanced levels of view when operating in populated urban areas.
On this occasion Wreford’s Transport has purchased the two new vehicles outright, however as all New Generation MAN TGX’s come with a two-year R&M Relax package, covering bulbs, oils, top-ups, PMI’s, MOT’s, brake re-lines, local MAN dealer MAN Truck & Bus Northampton will carry out routine maintenance. The new arrivals are also supported by MAN’s highly focused Mobile24 24-hour customer assistance service, which guarantees a nationwide 24/7 customer assistance service, 365 days of the year.
Operating within the Midlands’ Golden Triangle of logistics, Wreford’s Transport has the enviable position of being at the hub of the UK’s motorway network. The group’s Northampton head office and four operational sites are located just two miles from the M1, meaning they are within a four-hour drive of 90 per cent of the population.
Today Wreford’s Transport is still a family business and now managed by their fourth family generation, they operate from four locations spread across Northampton and have an operating centre in Winchester. They can collectively offer 240,000 sq ft of warehousing and a full range of transport services from a fleet of over 75 vehicles.
The new Wreford’s Transport vehicles were supplied by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s Direct Truck Sales division and will be maintained by MAN Truck & Bus Northampton.