Specialist traction and container hauliers Myers Group has boosted their fleet with the arrival of four New MAN TGX trucks.
Based in Maidstone, Kent, and operating throughout the east and south-eastern ports, the new 6×2 tractors will help the company further enhance its comprehensive range of haulage services.
The tractors all have the range-topping GX cabs and will now line up with the firm’s fleet of 72 vehicles.
The latest vehicles follow two other New Generation MAN TGX tractors that went into service in December 2020.
Recognisable Myers Group livery
All of the new trucks carry the recognisable Myers Group livery, with the Myers name above the windscreen sun visor and super-sized Myers ‘M’ on the doors – and they each also have a bespoke design built in.
The New Generation TGX 26.510 tractors are all powered by MAN’s latest’s Euro6D D26, 510hp six-cylinder, 12.4 litre engines.
These units have not only proved to be more fuel-efficient than their predecessors but are also lighter; both areas that impact upon the fleet total cost of ownership, and vehicle whole life performance.
The managing director of Myers Group, Tony Myers, said: “MAN TGX tractors have played a major part in our vehicle fleet for some years now.
“Our first MAN TGAs arrived in 2003, and our first TGXs in 2008, and they have proved reliable, extremely efficient and robust and we’re looking forward to the new generation vehicles continuing this theme.
“The MAN TGX is also a firm favourite with our drivers who appreciate the cab’s luxurious and spacious interior, the build quality and the overall driving experience.”
‘Even more driver-friendly and welcoming’
He added: “By enhancing the specification and adding some new creature comforts, I can see these new vehicles being even more driver-friendly and welcoming.”
Each of the new trucks has been specified with the optional Storage package, and the Driver Comfort package which includes a 230v socket, a stowage compartment on the rear cab wall for housing a microwave oven and a kettle.
A dash-mounted fold-out tray table has also been fitted, as have extra pull-out cup holders, 12- and 24-volt charging points and USB ports.
The Driver comfort package features a host of extras designed to make the driver even more comfortable, including a heated comfort driver’s seat, electric sunblind and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen.
New Generation MAN TGX
Mr Myers said: “We’d seen, heard and read a lot of positive comments surrounding the fuel consumption of the New Generation MAN TGX and in the short time we’ve had our vehicles, I’m pleased to say we’ve certainly seen an improvement too.
“Our first new generation TGXs went on the road in January and in six months they have bedded in well and are already delivering an average of 10.2 mpg, 4% above fleet average. As fuel is known to be the greatest cost and biggest variable in road transport, as you can imagine this improvement is most welcome and because of this we have another 10 TGXs with GX cabs on order.”
The trucks have been supplied by MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd and will be maintained by PCL Group at their Maidstone branch.