First time GI steps into MAN

Com­pany’s pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence with demo model led to fleet deal

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WHEN it came time to add new ve­hi­cles to the fleet at G1 Lo­gis­tics in Mil­dura, they reached out to Penske Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles and or­dered a fleet of 10 MAN TGX-D38 trucks.

A sub­sidiary of GTS Freight Man­age­ment, G1 Lo­gis­tics will use the D38s, the first MANs in their fleet, to ser­vice na­tional line­haul re­quire­ments.

“Af­ter we launched the D38 in Aus­tralia a year ago, we pro­vided G1 with a demo model that they were very im­pressed with, and that led to the fleet deal,” manag­ing direc­tor of Penske Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles Kevin Den­nis said.

“Over the last year, the feed­back we re­ceived on the D38 has been very pos­i­tive, both from owner driv­ers and fleet op­er­a­tors.

“In April we an­nounced that we had part­nered with the Mar­shall Group deal­er­ship in Mil­dura who will pro­vide ex­pe­ri­enced spe­cialised ser­vice sup­port to all our cus­tomers in that re­gion in­clud­ing G1.

“Penske’s ap­proach is to al­ways put our cus­tomers first and our wide-reach­ing deal­er­ship net­work is a key fac­tor in achiev­ing this.”

With an ex­ten­sive suite of driver com­fort and safety fea­tures, and im­pres­sive fuel ef­fi­ciency, the heavy-duty D38 is well suited to G1’s ex­pand­ing op­er­a­tions.

“We have a fleet of around 150 trucks at the mo­ment but as our op­er­a­tions have ex­panded, we have needed to bol­ster our fleet with high horse­power, heavy duty trucks and the D38 has ticked those boxes,” manag­ing direc­tor of GTS Freight Man­age­ment Damien Matthews said.

“As we have rolled out the 10 D38s into our fleet, our driv­ers have pro­vided great feed­back on the trucks, par­tic­u­larly the lack of road noise, the soft ride mak­ing for a com­fort­able ex­pe­ri­ence, and great fuel econ­omy and trip times.

“Over­all, feed­back from driv­ers has been ex­tremely pos­i­tive.

“The level of com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween Penske and GTS has been first class through­out the en­tire process.

“Ev­ery­one at Penske has been very help­ful in in­tro­duc­ing my team to the D38 and get­ting our driv­ers com­fort­able in the new trucks.”

❝The feed­back we re­ceived on the D38 has been very pos­i­tive, both from owner driv­ers and fleet op­er­a­tors.

— Kevin Den­nis

PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED

READY TO ROLL: G1 Trans­port’s new fleet of MAN D38 trucks.

The MAN D38 trucks are fit­ting in nicely.

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