Eddie Stobart putting MAN on the road.
Delight as truck is named after MAN Truck & Bus UK chief’s daughter.
Leading haulier Eddie Stobart has taken delivery of 25 TGX 26.440 6x2/2 from MAN Truck & Bus UK on a repair and maintenance contract through MAN Finance.
And as the finishing touch to the groundbreaking deal for MAN one of the trucks is being named Josie–Mae after MAN managing director Simon Elliott’s eight year old daughter.
Mark Price MAN, international key account manager, said: “We are delighted that the TGXs have joined the Eddie Stobart fleet and are proud to see our vehicles on the road bearing that distinctive and much admired livery.
“It is a wonderful gesture for the firm to name one of the trucks Josie-Mae, after Simon’s daughter too.
“At MAN we are confident the vehicles will prove themselves on their reliability and efficiency over the coming months, and look forward to doing more business in the future.
Simon added: “I am pleased the TGXs are now part of the Eddie Stobart family and it was a wonderful gesture to allow Josie’s name to appear on the front of one.
“She is so excited to see it, and I am sure Josie and her brother, Cameron, will be keeping their eyes peeled to spot it when we are out and about as a family.”
Vehicle details for Josie-Mae:
Model: TGX 26.440 6X2/2 BLS
Engine: MAN D2676LF46, 12.4 litres, 6 cylinders, Euro 6
Power: 440 PS / 324 kW at 1800 rev/min
Torque: 2100 Nm at 930-1400 rev/min (2300 Nm with MAN TopTorque in top two gears)
Transmission: ZF 12 AS 2130 DD MAN TipMatic automated
Suspension: Steel front, air rear
Wheelbase: 2900 mm
Plated Weights: 23700 kg GVW, 44000 kg GCW