MercedesBenz BlueTec in Atego – a first in Southern Africa

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Mercedes-Benz BlueTec in Atego – a in Southern Africa

The Mercedes-Benz truck’s new BlueTec technology even greater fuel

Triton Express, a national company, recently had on test a Atego 1318/48 for various efficiency, safety and comfort Following positive results, the at Triton purchased a fleet of Atego models. Four of trucks are specified with the technology.

“As our standard fleet of than 200 vehicles travels of kilometres each month, we are seeking measures in which we can on fuel consumption and the general cost of our fleet,” said Corbishley, joint CEO of Triton “With more than consignments per month, from to three to four tons per we pride ourselves on reliable and deliveries, therefore, our vehicles of need to be reliable, especially in a environment.”

All sixteen Atego models are with the Telligent automatic as standard, which provides ease of operation, resulting in fuel savings, especially in traffic. The aerokit provides fuel-saving measures as the aerodynamics of the are enhanced with this

“The operating team at Express were extremely with the fuel savings on the demonstrator model – Atego – which they ran for a six-month period before purchasing model,” said Christo Product Manager, Mercedes-Benz Vehicles. “It is not common practice an operator purchases the demo further confirming their with the performance of the Atego.”

The new are powered by highly successful and BlueTec engines in the output from 130 kW with a four-cylinder-engine up to 175 kW the six-cylinder engine. Servicing of the will be carried out by Triton’s workshops, which are Mercedes-Benz where a trained team of experts will monitor and the performance of all these vehicles.

Triton Express has twelve throughout South Africa Johannesburg, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Town, George, Port East London, Durban, Newcastle, Richards Bay and Bloemfontein. in 2012 Triton Express expand their network to Cross-border operations are also for 2012, starting with in February and later in the year to and Namibia.


The supply of the AdBlue necessary for the Atego BlueTec is sourced through a local and is delivered in 1 000 litre drums to Express’s Johannesburg depot. The 5 Ategos will only on major routes within Africa’s borders due to the availability of 50 ppm Currently Triton Express is to obtain a regular supply their Johannesburg, Cape and Durban branches.

“We find that we have a number of customers that are a greener transport solution,” Corbishley. “At Triton Express we are to achieving a positive reduction of our footprint. A large part of can be achieved by using cleaner vehicles and the Euro 5 specs with fuel savings this possible. We believe will drive the environmental in South Africa ahead of in the short term The success of Atego BlueTec trucks determine the introduction of further vehicles into our fleet.”

The new Atego is easily distinguished by its appearance. The front section, a striking radiator grille, the fact that the vehicle to the Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty truck The Ategos are fitted with box bodies with a maximum capacity of seven tons for the 1318 and eight tons for the 1524.

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The artistically designed outer of these composite box bodies the company’s commitment to a cleaner The Triton Express slogan now includes: “What will children breathe? Triton chooses Mercedes-Benz Euro 5 Technology – Leading the way to a cleaner

The cab’s interior offers a of convenient features, including a steering wheel to operate the computer and the optional telephone and The new instrument cluster features ring surrounds for the speedometer and rev

The standard equipment of the Atego includes an extra middle-seat, restraints integrated in the backrests and a rail with adjustable The Atego selected for the Triton fleet offers the short with multifunction stowage

Following a thorough evaluation of the requirements and the vehicles available on the for their application, Triton opted for the Mercedes-Benz Atego with the Telligent Automatic which are suited to a start environment.

“Driver training is another of the business to which we attach importance, and the drivers of these have undergone the necessary with the respective Mercedes-Benz training programme,” said “We have dedicated drivers to trucks, and we have seen a improvement in driver behaviour training, which has resulted in improved fuel consumption.”

The BlueTec trucks in Actros, and Atego guise, already in operation, have so far saved 300mn litres of diesel and spared the environment 700,000 of CO2 emissions (2009 figures). The engines have been in the Euro 4 and 5 versions in Europe 2005.

In Europe, the Atego is also the way with regard to alternative Production of an innovation fleet the first 50 Atego BlueTec commenced in 2010. Depending on its of use, the Hybrid will fuel consumption by 10-15 per accompanied by corresponding reductions in CO2 The Atego Hybrid won the ‘Truck of the 2011’ award. This is the time a vehicle with fuel has won this coveted award.

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