Pentalver charts a course for Greater Safety with 26 new Mercedes-Benz trucks

SOUTHAMPTON-BASED container specialist Pentalver has invested in a new fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz tractor units. All Actros 2545 models with range-topping GigaSpace cabs, they arrived via south coast Dealer Marshall Truck & Van and are now working from the Port of Southampton[1]. The new trucks have replaced a previous fleet of Actros which had provided reliable, cost-effective service since 2013.

The operator has again signed up to a contract hire agreement with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Key to Pentalver’s decision to specify its latest vehicles with optional Mercedes-Benz Safety Packs was its acquisition last May by the US-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), a global operator of short line and regional railways. As with their predecessors, the new Actros are now being inspected and serviced at Marshall Truck & Van’s service centre on Southampton’s Nursling[2] Industrial Estate.

Pentalver’s Southampton Transport Manager Russell Baker added: “We have great relationships with Marshall’s workshop team, who provide a high level of communication and an exemplary service; we know that when the pressure’s on we can always rely on their support. The same is true of the Dealer’s Truck Sales Manager Tony Wright – if he says he can do something, he’ll always do it.” Pentalver Transport commenced trading from the Port of Southampton in 1980 with 16 trucks.

Today, the Pentalver Group is a leading provider of container-related activities in the UK and operates a fleet of 151 tractor units, while sister company Freightliner, which specialises in rail freight, also runs 217 tractors.

The firm’s five sites – it also has a purpose-built container facility in Cannock and other depots in Felixstowe, Tilbury and London Gateway – offer a combined 37,500 TEU (standard 20ft-long shipping[3] container) capacity.

References

  1. ^ Southampton (www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk)
  2. ^ Nursling (www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk)
  3. ^ shipping (dailyecho.co.uk)

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