Five new Actros trucks join Deniliquin Freighters fleet

Daimler Trucks Shepparton, which opened in January this year, has made its largest delivery to date, with five new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks delivered to Deniliquin Freighters.

The new regional dealership is part of the Tristar Group.

Deniliquin Freighters has been a long-term Daimler Truck customer, operating both Freightliner Cascadia and Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks as part of its fleet.

The company has been dealing with Daimler Trucks Albury, owned and operated by Tristar Group and its leader David Warren, but now also uses the new Shepparton dealership as it’s closer to its Deniliquin base.

Deniliquin Freighters took delivery of five 2663 Actros models which operate an efficient 630hp 16-litre engine teamed with a 12-speed fully-automated manual transmission (AMT).

The transport operator switched to Mercedes-Benz Actros models in 2017 and added Freightliner Cascadia models in 2021.

Deniliquin Freighters managing director Russell Tait says the older Actros trucks being replaced by these five new models had performed well.

“We’ve been really happy with them. The fuel economy has been good, the safety is always welcome and the drivers appreciate the comfort,” he said.

“The trucks are one thing, but the team behind them, the support you get once the trucks have been delivered, that is just so important. Dave will answer his phone whenever you call, whether it is in the middle of the night or the middle of the day and make sure any potential issue is sorted out and that is something we really appreciate.”

David thanked his Daimler Trucks Shepparton team for preparing its first big order.

“We are building something really special at Daimler Trucks Shepparton and the team there has done an incredible job preparing new trucks and delivering the kind of support that our customers deserve,” he said.

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific sales and marketing vice president, Andrew Assimo, added that it was great to see more Actros trucks in the distinctive Deniliquin Freighters colours.

“We are thrilled that Russell has taken delivery of five more Mercedes-Benz trucks sold and supported by the amazing team at Daimler Trucks Shepparton,” Andrew said.

“Deni Freighters is the kind of operation that you just love to have as an ambassador of your brand. It’s a truly professional operation that looks after its team and customers like they are family, and the trucks always look fantastic.”

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