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Acorn Environmental sows new seeds of success with versatile Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Thursday 12th September 2019 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is renowned for its all-terrain capability, but the truck’s on-road performance holds the key to the efficiency savings now being achieved by Acorn Environmental Management Group. The Redditch-based landscape maintenance and arboriculture specialist purchased its first Unimog…

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WLTP: Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure

Friday 2nd August 2019 WLTP

The new consumption and emissions test method Having come into force for passenger cars on 1st September 2017, WLTP ensures greater transparency providing test results that are closer to real world operation. This new testing procedure will also be applicable…

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A week in the life of…a Massey Wilcox Driver – Part 3

Monday 15th June 2015

In Rygor’s third instalment of ‘A day in the life of…’ blog, Massey Wilcox’s Steve Look is reflecting on his driving career, which spans more than half a century.I’ve just had the weekend off to move into a new flat, so it has been a very busy few days! It was nice to be back on the road this week and I’ve already travelled quite a distance!

Getting back in my truck on a Monday morning, I know that it is ready to go, as one of the greatest benefits of purchasing our Mercedes-Benz trucks from Rygor is the fact that they have an After Sales branch located on the site of our headquarters. At the end of week, should we need the truck to be looked at, Rygor’s zero tolerance to downtime policy means that vehicle off road time is minimal and our vehicles can be maintained at the weekend, keeping the business moving forward.

Yesterday morning I left Massey Wilcox HQ, in Chilcompton at 4.30am. From there I drove to Maidstone to do a drop off, before heading to the port, ready to travel to Calais.

The week ahead holds a trip to Wales and a stop at the Avonmouth depot too – I certainly put a few miles on the clock! It is why I keep a diary. I have diaries going back 20 years, they help jog my memory of where I have been, as I have covered a large amount of the UK in those years! A diary reminds me where I have been and where I need to go. You see so much being out and about on the roads all the time that it’s good to be able to note it all down at the end of a day.

I left school when I was 15, I trained as a wheel wright as I liked working with timber. After my apprenticeship, I joined a company based in Glastonbury and worked my way up to driving one of their trucks. With this experience under my belt, I was able to move into other driver roles, before moving to Massey Wilcox, where I have happily been for the past 25 years.

I really enjoy my job. I am 72 now and I love being able to be out and about, I am not one to stay indoors! Saying that though, I could probably live in the Actros for a fortnight! I am lucky to drive such a comfortable truck every day, it’s a bit like a second home! 

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