If proof were needed that good service produces repeat business then Benton Brothers’ purchase of 27 Actros MegaSpace tractor units is it.
Five years ago Benton Brothers bought their first Mercedes-Benz trucks. Now the marque accounts for well over half of the vehicles on the Lincolnshire haulier’s 108-strong fleet.
Now they have bought 27 new premium-spec Actros MegaSpace tractor units to replace some of their older trucks.
Amongst the vehicles that the new Actros MegaSpace cabs are replacing are the original 12 Actros tractors which Benton Brothers bought from the same dealer (H&L Garages) in 2005.
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Family run Benton Brothers was founded in 1908 and moved to its current base at Sibsey, near Boston, 60 years later – the firm also has a depot in Immingham and this year opened a new site in Grantham.
Its trucks are on general haulage work, delivering containers and palletised loads all over the UK. In 2008, to celebrate its centenary, the company switched from its historic red to an eye-catching silver livery that was so well received it has been used ever since.
Speaking to Tachoblog about H&L Garages and his companies new Actros MegaSpace units, Managing Director Martin Benton said, “We have continued to enjoy excellent performance from the vehicles and the dealer ever since, which explains why Mercedes-Benz has steadily grown its share of our fleet.
“Fuel economy and driver appeal are the most important criteria when we come to purchase new vehicles and the Actros scores highly on both counts.
“It has proved consistently economical and reliable, while the flat-floored Actros MegaSpace cabs are very popular with our drivers. They may be away from home for up to four nights per week so appreciate being able to move around in comfort, as well as all of the extra storage space.
“The support we receive from H&L is first-class too,” he continued. “Our vehicles are always serviced overnight which allows us to maximise uptime, and any issues are always dealt with quickly and efficiently.”