Perth-based Goldstar Transport has taken delivery of the first batch of commercial vehicles in an order of 50 new Mercedes-Benz units it recently placed.
The order marks the first major delivery for Velocity Vehicle Group, the US headquartered dealer group that acquired the Eager’s Daimler Truck business earlier in the month.
Part of a metropolitan distribution contract newly awarded to Goldstar Transport in Perth, the Mercedes-Benz Actros vehicles are a combination of Euro 6-rated 2643 and 2646 6x4s for single trailer ambient and refrigerated freight ferrying into non-regional retail sites.
In Australia it represents the first in the books for the Velocity Vehicle Group.
Goldstar Transport Managing Director Sean Carren said the MP5 package and the Velocity team’s ability to deliver several dozen units in such a short space of time made it a compelling offer.
“Aside from being a solid piece of equipment, it’s a best-in-class vehicle and the driver training package included made it an easy decision to make,” he said.
“All of our requirements were met pertaining to timing, schedules, technology and fuel efficiency,” he said.
“The people at Velocity and Mercedes-Benz involved in this deal were the ones that made it happen. We like the efficiencies and safety benefits these vehicles bring to our fleet, but ultimately we buy trucks from people. They make these partnerships possible.”