Girteka orders 1,000 new trucks to strengthen fleet

Lithuanian logistics company Girteka Logistics has ordered 1,000 state-of-the-art tractor units with Euro VI engines from Mercedes-Benz – the largest purchase from Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history.

Delivery of the trucks to Girteka Logistics has already started.

All ordered tractor units for Girteka Logistics are equipped with a level floor BigSpace cab, headroom of 199cm and 890l of storage space in order to offer its drivers best working conditions and much freedom of movement on longer tours when delivering fresh fish and other produce to European customers.

In addition, Girteka Logistics decided on FleetBoard in order to further improve the fuel efficiency of the new trucks. The telematics system collects all vehicle data such as consumption and break related driving style or vehicle wear-and-tear. FleetBoard supports full transparency of the entire fleet and shows further potential of savings.

The average fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz Actros has been cut by 13% since its market launch in 2011. All trucks will be equipped with the newest, further optimised generation of the OM 471 heavy-duty engine and Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC). Compared to the predecessor model, the already low fuel consumption of the diesel engine and PPC helps to further reduce fuel consumption as well as lower CO2 emissions.

Founded in 1996, Girteka Logistics is a major European road carrier with more than 7,100 employees in Europe, Scandinavia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The fleet consists of 2,900 trucks and 3,100 trailers. Company customers range from local producers to big international companies with major regional distribution centres.

UAB Girteka Logistics
Seafood Processing Global, 26-28 April 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Hall 4 Stand 6305

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