12 March 2015

Actros continues to deliver for Dixon

Dixon International, one of Ireland's leading logistics and distribution companies, has strengthened its fleet with the addition of six new Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845LS 2.5 Bigspace Euro 6 tractor units.

This brings the number of Actros currently in Dixon's fleet to more than 20. The new units are factory painted in the company's distinctive new navy livery and are fitted with Mercedes-Benz Fleetboard telematics and Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) option.

In conjunction with other leading Irish freight companies, Dixon International recently took part in tests where the effectiveness of the Mercedes-Benz (PPC) system in delivering fuel savings in the Actros was tested with results showing an average fuel saving of 7.8 percent.

On taking delivery of the latest units, Dixon International Managing Director, Michael Dixon said: "The effectiveness of the Actros fitted with PPC in delivering real fuel savings, means that over the lifetime of a truck, the cost saving would be at a level that no haulier could afford to ignore."

Dixon International is a family run business based inSwords, North County Dublin, with over 100 employees, specialising in national and international haulage since 1979.

The six Actros tractor units are pictured making their way down the Naas Road towards the company's headquarters in Swords.