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Imperial Cargo boosts fleet with sixty MAN trucks

Imperial Cargo's MAN trucks TGS stand proud in the heart of the wineland
Imperial Cargo’s MAN TGS stand proud in the heart of the wineland

60 MAN TGS 26.440 long-haul units have been added to the Imperial Cargo fleet.


Imperial Cargo has procured 60 MAN TGS 26.440 truck-tractors to service its line-haul operations in southern Africa. The new vehicles will join the 44 MAN TGS 26.440 units currently operating in the Imperial Cargo fleet, which now numbers a total of 360 trucks.

Imperial Cargo fields a mix of truck brands and deployed its first MAN trucks in 2012 following successful in-fleet trials on the TGS 26.440. According to Christo Theron, group managing director at Imperial Cargo Group, “we run rigid test programmes on all new trucks entering the fleet, primarily looking at fuel consumption figures. The MAN TGS 26.440 is the only derivative in our line-haul fleet achieving an average of 2km per litre, compared to an average 1.8km per litre by competitor brands.”

MAN Truck & Bus SA’s managing director, Geoff du Plessis, stated: “A key objective of MAN in Southern Africa is to gain market leadership in the long-haul sector by supplying fuel efficient trucks that significantly lower total-cost-of-ownership. The injection of 60 new MAN TGS 26.440 derivatives into the Imperial Cargo fleet is testimony to the technological leadership of the vehicle. It is also extremely encouraging to know that as an organisation committed to safety, quality and environmental protection, Imperial Cargo has found the MAN TGS more than capable of meeting its stringent criteria within these areas.”

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa