Hannah’s Haulage boosts heavy vehicle arsenal

Sydney-based transport company Hannah’s Haulage has added two new prime movers to its fleet.

The pair of range-topping Mercedes-Benz Actros models bring the truck count to 34 for the family operation.

Having previously been impressed by the performance of a 13-litre 530hp Actros, the company recently invested in two top-of-the-line 16-litre 2663s through Joanne Eisel at Daimler Trucks Huntingwood.

Hannah’s Haulage Director, Scott Hannah, says the 530hp Actros was doing “really well” across several roles including a run to Maitland as a B-double.

“The 530 has been really good on fuel. As a double, it was doing the same job as a 600hp truck (from a rival brand) between Sydney and Brisbane and was clearly better on fuel,” he said.

“Running as a single, the fuel economy was just exceptional,” said Hannah.

The two new Actros 2663s have been put to work running as B-doubles for now, transporting aluminium material for cans to a softdrink producer in Melbourne before carrying a load of full soft drinks cans on the return journey.

Plans are underway to have the new trucks run as A-doubles to boost productivity.

Soon after delivery, Hannah took one of the new Mercedes-Benz trucks down to Melbourne to pick up a new trailer set.

“I took one for its first run down to Melbourne to pick up a trailer and it was really impressive. I’m not alone there, the guys who drive them just absolutely love them,” he said.

“The quality of the interior and the ergonomics are really excellent. The performance is really great as well.”

The two new Mercedes-Benz trucks feature the new eye-catching Hannah Haulage paint scheme.

“The yellow is not just the company colour, but also perfect for safety,” said Hannah.

“The stripe on the truck and the trailers really stands out, even in adverse weather. You also notice it, but it is not in your face or over the top,” he said.

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