Truckforce, tyre manufacturer Goodyear Dunlop’s dedicated mobile service and breakdown division, has come full circle, replacing the first Mercedes-Benz Sprinters it bought five years ago with 57 new models.
The operator began using Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 2011. It has since invested in a further 60 Sprinters and, with the arrivals of its latest, now runs a fleet of 165.
Based at 15 operating centres which act as hubs for a network of satellite locations across England and Wales, the vans are allocated to technicians who repair, replace and service customers’ tyres at their premises or at the roadside.
“Our Sprinters are fantastic,” enthused Truckforce Business Manager Bob Mason. “They perform well and are popular with our drivers, as well as being extremely reliable and hard-wearing. They stand up very well to demanding work over a five-year life, unlike rival products which might look smart when they’re new but seem to deteriorate at a rapid rate".