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MJ Slater picks up two Mercedes Actros Edition 2s

MJ Slater has taken delivery of two Mercedes Actros Edition 2s for its Cumbria operations.

MJ Slater has taken delivery of two stunning, limited-edition Mercedes Actros 2 tractor units.

Just 400 Actros Edition 2s have been built for customers worldwide, and only a handful will reach the UK – but MJ Slater was able to bag a brace.

Having set its first Edition 2 on the road late last year, the Carlisle-based operator has now taken delivery of the second. 

Both arrived via the local branch of Mercedes truck dealer Ciceley Commercials.

Top-class, highly specified trucks

Long-serving drivers David Johnston and Leszek Kozyra have been entrusted with MJ Slater’s new flagships – and earned instant bragging rights among colleagues who all enjoy top-class, highly specified trucks. 

The fleet also includes a three-year-old unit from the previous Actros 1 line of limited-run Mercedes ‘specials’.

One of the best-looking trucks on the road, the Mercedes Actros Edition 2 showcases the manufacturer’s industry-leading efficiency and safety technology, while simultaneously elevating driver appeal to a new level.

‘Highly appointed trucks for our drivers’

Mick Slater, the firm’s managing director, said: “We don’t hold back when it comes to choosing the best, most highly appointed trucks for our drivers.

“We consider it only fair, as they spend so much time in their vehicles.”

He added: “Our work means the lads are almost always away all week, every week – they spend more time in the cab than they do at home, so we want to make the living experience as comfortable as possible for them.”

David Johnston, the driver of the first Edition 2, said: “It’s a fantastic truck, with lots of space and a real luxury feel. Unsurprisingly, it draws a lot of attention and admiration from other drivers out on the road.”

Leszek Kozyra said: “My new cab has all the home comforts I could wish for, and it looks great too. The Edition 2 is a real driver’s truck.”

MJ Slater offers general and specialised haulage services

Established in 1988, MJ Slater offers general and specialised haulage services, as well as next-day deliveries and of its nine trucks, most of them are Mercedes.

The trucks operate throughout the UK, hauling mainly steel and concrete for importers, manufacturers and stockholders, and working with standard, extendable, urban flatbed and Euroliner trailers.

Its latest trucks are easily recognisable thanks to their Moonstone Grey grilles and sun visors – each incorporating four additional LED headlights – above which are deep black panels with EDITION 2 lettering. 

Other external highlights include illuminated three-pointed stars in dark chrome with black closed covers, gloss black trim, stainless steel entrance steps, three more LED headlights behind the cab, and chassis frame covers. 

Their Gigaspace cabs, meanwhile, are every bit as eye-catching on the inside with an abundance of stitched black Nappa leather contrasts with dashboard components in carbon. 

There are also sliding and tilting sunroofs, eight colours of ambient lighting, and the drivers’ suspension seats that incorporate climate and massage functions.

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