Finemore Trans­port is buy­ing

Close to a hun­dred new trucks in one spree

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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.

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Ron Finemore Trans­port will take 68 Mercedes-Benz trucks and 27 Coron­a­dos in the lat­est buy up.

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