A-B 24/7 invests in MAN TGE vans

Event transport, logistics and urgent delivery specialists A-B 24/7 has boosted its operational capacity with the purchase of 13 new MAN TGE vans.

From its Wimbledon depot A-B 24/7 offer a comprehensive event transportation service across the capital, throughout the UK and occasionally into Europe.

The new A-B 24/7 MAN fleet, all 3.5t front wheel drive 3.140 TGE models, consists of 10 long wheelbase high roof TGEs, offering 14.4 m³ of internal load space; two extra-long wheelbase high roof TGEs, offering 16.4 m³ of internal load space and a JC Payne Luton-bodied TGE chassis cab with tail lift.

Chris Godly, A-B 24/7’s managing director, said: “Long wheelbase vans have always been the chosen workhorse for our event transport and urgent delivery services. Our vans support a wide range of event suppliers, event organisers and businesses.

“As an environmentally aware and responsible business fuel economy and low vehicle emissions is of top priority and we expect both low total cost of ownership and low pollution emissions from our fleet. ULEZ and Euro 6 compliance is our benchmark and our new MAN vans tick all the right boxes for us.

“One crucial factor in our selection of the MAN TGE van is that it comes with highly-developed software and technology. We are very impressed with the technology available, especially in regard to driver and vehicle safety, which was a high priority on our shopping list. Ensuring our drivers, co-drivers and third-party pedestrians stay safe all our vehicles have been specified with additional reversing cameras, manoeuvring sensors and blind spot warning systems.”

All of A-B 24/7’s MAN TGEs are covered by the comprehensive standard TGE three-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty. The new A-B 24/7 fleet was supplied by PCL Group of Maidstone and all 13 vehicles were funded by MAN Financial Services.

“We are very impressed with MAN’s service commitment too,” added Godly. “We’re a 24-hour business so if one of our vehicles is off the road it affects our customer service level, so it’s essential that we have reliable cover in place, not only close to home in London, but Nationwide across the UK and in Europe too.

“Feedback from our team has been hugely positive. The benefits of air conditioning, when stuck in London traffic on a hot afternoon, has gone down exceptionally well, especially during the recent record-breaking temperatures. Our specification of suitable driver aids has not only improved both our drivers’ comfort, but also makes taking deliveries to where there is tight access a lot simpler.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a freelance journalist and former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK's biggest selling truck magazine. He writes for both The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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