Lithuanian logistics company Girteka Logistics ordered 1.000 state-of-the-art tractor units with Euro VI engines from Mercedes-Benz. It’s the largest purchase from Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history.
A framework agreement for the delivery of 1.000 Mercedes-Benz Actros with Euro VI engines has been signed earlier this month. The delivery of the trucks to Girteka Logistics has already started.
“We are proud to win Girteka Logistics as a large customer with the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history,” said Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We feel honoured by the trust of Girteka Logistics. It clearly shows that our flagship model Actros stays ahead of the tough competition.”
Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics added: “In the year of our 20th anniversary we decided to modernise our fleet by 1,000 new Mercedes-Benz Actros – an important strategic decision for us. The new Actros convinces by its operating performance, safety equipment and reliability.”
All ordered tractor units for Girteka Logistics are equipped with a level floor BigSpace cab, headroom of 199 centimetres and 890 litres of storage space in order to offer its drivers best working conditions and much freedom of movement on longer tours.
In addition, Girteka Logistics decided on FleetBoard in order to further improve the fuel efficiency of the new trucks. The telematics system collects all vehicle data such as consumption and break related driving style or vehicle wear-and-tear. FleetBoard supports full transparency of the entire fleet and shows further potential of savings.
The average fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz Actros has been cut by 13% since its market launch in 2011. All trucks will be equipped with the newest, further optimised generation of the OM 471 heavy-duty engine and Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC). Compared to the predecessor model, the already low fuel consumption of the diesel engine and PPC helps to further reduce fuel consumption as well as lower CO2 emissions.