Ringway chooses MAN Truck & Bus UK to meet contract needs in North Yorkshire.
Twenty MAN vehicles have been purchased by Ringway, which operates the highways maintenance contract on behalf of England’s biggest county, managing 2,300kms of priority roads and 2,100kms of priority two routes.
The 89-strong fleet now has 13 TGM 18.290s, three TGM 26.340s, two TGS 26.360s, two TGL8.180s – all powered by the latest Euro 6 engines and fitted with ECON’s low throw salt delivery systems.
Paul Price, divisional fleet and plant manager for Ringway, said: “We’re looking to replace an ageing fleet and put simply the MAN package represented the best value for money bid for the vehicles.
“We chose a selection of different sizes because of the different terrains we have to cover as part of our contract with North Yorkshire County Council. There are some challenging routes and we will be using the 6x6s on those.
“One of the main benefits of the new fleet includes vehicle familiarity for the drivers and easier operation and maintenance of the fleet due to the consistent chassis and spreader type.
“The new vehicles demonstrate our continued investment in this important contract. Ringway fully appreciate the need to consistently deliver a high level of winter service.”
Paul Sharp, international key account manager for MAN, added: “Ringway are new customers to MAN.
“With the help of our local dealer North Yorkshire Commercials, we are very pleased that we were able to supply these vehicles based on the robust build quality and competitive overall cost of ownership and we are confident that the vehicles will prove their worth and reliability over the coming months.”
“We look forward to doing further business with the group over the coming months.”