A limited edition Actros 25 Driver Edition delivered to Careys Freight Lines Tamworth

Mavin Truck Centre are proud to have just delivered a new limited edition Mercedes-Benz Actros 25 Driver Edition to Careys Freight Lines in Tamworth. It will be used to carry freight for Woolworths.

The truck is based on the 16-litre 2663 Actros and features a dark grey metallic paint scheme matched with Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels and a raft of upgrades that ensure it stands out on the highway. Beyond the visual upgrades, there is also a list of comfort features to make life on the road easier.

Carey’s Freight Lines Managing Director, Darren Carey was handed the keys by Mavin Truck Centre salesman, Steve Pinkstone. Carey’s Freight Lines added the first Actros to its fleet back in 2017 and has purchased 18 of them in all. Mr Carey says the Actros has been a solid and reliable performer for the company.

“Right from the start, the Actros has given us great fuel economy and we also appreciate the safety features and the comfort,” Mr Carey says. “The acceptance level among drivers has been really good too.” Mr Carey says the aftersales support behind the Actros has been a big positive.

Jason de Silva of Daimler Trucks, Steve Pinkstone of MTC, Darren Carey of Carey’s Freight Lines and Peter O’Dwyer of Daimler Trucks

Carey’s Freight Lines dates back to 1947, when Harold Carey bought his first truck after returning from World War II. Having bought the company in the 1980s, his sons, Mick and John, grew the business. Now, Harold Carey’s grandsons Darren,Todd and Rick have taken up the reigns of the business.

The Actros 25 Driver Edition features the Gigaspace cab, which is taller and provides more headroom and space for front-mounted cabinets above the windscreen. One of these cabinets includes a microwave. On the rear wall of the cab, there are two beds including a fixed bed at the bottom and folding bunk at the top. Below the bottom bed are twin fridges that are within easy reach of the driver. The special truck features luxurious leather-seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel and woodgrain trim. A bunk curtain, with Mercedes-Benz logo, is also provided

On the outside, the unique truck is distinguished by a light-bar with driving lights, stainless steel steps, large Actros branding on the rear exterior wall of the cab and Actros 25 Driver Edition graphics. An illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo and Actros 2663 badging are finished in dark chrome along with grille inserts adding to the truck’s stylish appearance.

The 2663 features the top-of-the-line 630hp 16-litre six-cylinder OM473 engine linked to the latest generation 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). It is comes with the Predictive Powertrain Control system, which uses topographical information, including pre-mapped three-dimensional GPS data, to enable the truck to make the best, and most economical, choice of throttle application and gear selection. This includes saving fuel by coasting for long periods.