MAN Simplicity Key For Isle Of Man Operator

Manx Independent Carriers has switched truck suppliers to MAN, after taking delivery of its first TGX 26.440 midlift 6x2 tractor unit. The company became committed to ‘simple’ operation after citing ‘nightmare’ reports with AdBlue.

Manx also experienced reliability issues with its existing Volvo fleet which it inherited after acquiring Skelmersdale-based operator, Edmundson Haulage, in 2003.

With further driveability issues with some Mercedes vehicles, Manx undertook a 12 month evaluation programme before confirming the purchase of its first MAN, which was quickly followed with three MAN TopUsed TGA tractor units.

“I’ve heard some nightmare stories regarding the use of AdBlue,” said Managing Director, John Quaye. “My brother, a fleet engineer at a Daf operation, strongly advised against it operationally and in terms of fuel of economy. After running the TGX for 12 months, we were convinced, and we now have three immaculate three-year-old TGAs, too.”

Founded in 1985, Manx Independent Carriers this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The company specialises in time sensitive deliveries of pallets, parcels and full-unit loads. The Company collects, sorts and distributes over 3,000 packages for delivery throughout the Isle of Man on a daily basis:

  • 40,000 sq. ft. UK depot.
  • Modern purpose built IOM Distribution Centre.
  • 110 Staff.
  • 80 Distribution Vehicles.
  • 100 Trailers.
  • Hand Held Delivery Technology.
  • Over 3000 Consignments handled daily.
  • Web-based track and trace.