Finemore Transport is buying
Close to a hundred new trucks in one spree
RON FINEMORE Transport has signed a deal to take a total of 95 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks in a 12-month period.
The family-owned transport group that employs 450 staff in regional Australia has selected both American Freightliner and European Mercedes-Benz trucks to meet the diverse needs of its customers.
Ron Finemore Transport was the first Australian fleet to place a large order of the new generation Mercedes-Benz truck. It has also placed orders for additional Freightliner Coronado models to add to its existing units.
All up, Ron Finemore Transport will take 68 Mercedes-Benz trucks and 27 Coronados, to be delivered through to early next year. Many units have already been delivered.
“Ron Finemore Transport is one of the leading freight companies in Australia and places a strong focus on safety, fuel economy and reduced emissions, as well as the comfort of its drivers,” Daimler Truck and Bus managing director Daniel Whitehead said.
“We are excited that Ron Finemore Transport identified the strengths of the Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz products and has chosen them to fulfill its varied freight requirements.”
Ron Finemore Transport executive chairman Ron Finemore has been particularly impressed by the new generation Mercedes-Benz Actros that has been performing strongly in its fleet for close to one year.
“The Mercedes-Benz 1418 helped make a lot of early Australian operators, including myself,” Mr Finemore said.
“My hope is that the new Mercedes-Benz truck proves to be the 21st century equivalent of that great truck.
“The true test will come after the lifespan of the truck is complete, from the moment of purchase and delivery through to when it comes time to move them on, because we are particularly focussed on the after sales service and support and the total cost of ownership. At this stage, nearly one year in, the trucks have performed extremely well and Daimler has delivered a high level of support.”
The Mercedes-Benz models operate in a wide range of roles across the Ron Finemore Transport fleet, including single trailer, B-double and refrigerated freight applications.
The first depot to take on the new-generation Mercedes-Benz truck was Orange, whose drivers operate on some of Australia’s toughest
ON THE ROAD: Ron Finemore believes "The true test will come after the lifespan of the truck is complete, from the moment of purchase and delivery through to when it comes time to move them on.”
Finemores made the first fleet buy of new generation Mercedes- Benz trucks in Australia.
Ron Finemore Transport will take 68 Mercedes-Benz trucks and 27 Coronados in the latest buy up.