Service changes help seal deal for purchase of new MAN.

TGS 26.320 6x2 curtainsider is first MAN in 12-strong fleet thanks to reduced downtime.

Director Martin Keay explained: “I don’t just look at the quality of the truck, but what is the best overall for the company.

“Being based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, we are not overrun with HGV maintenance depots I don’t want vehicles being driven miles away on a Friday night and then drivers having to pick each other up and drive to col-lect them on a Monday morning. Now that the Aquila centre closest to us has opened up its operation to vehicles such as ours it makes all the differ-ence.

“The TGS will be working within a 60-mile radius of us, delivering building materials to major housebuilders and their contractors, and the repair and maintenance will be done locally too.”

Mike Richards, sales executive at MAN in Tipton, added: “The fact that Aq-uila in Tamworth now has the capacity to handle vehicles other than petro-chemical ones has opened up the MAN brand to AW Lumb.

“Service and aftersales are very important factors to MAN too and I am glad that we have been able to make our mark as part of the AW Lumb fleet. I hope that we will continue to impress and that we will be able to do more business in the future.”

Peter Jones, managing director of Aquila Truck Centres, added: “We are happy to be able to provide this service to customers. By opening for longer hours and employing more technicians we are able to service more vehicles and that in turn means we can maintain customer vehicles at times to suit them.”