MAN has announced that GTS Freight Management subsidiary, G1 Logistics has added a fleet of 10 new MAN TGX-D38 prime movers to its fleet as the company continues its expansion.

The new MANs are the first trucks from the German maker to be added to the G1 fleet and will be used on national linehaul operations.

“After we launched the D38 in Australia a year ago, we provided G1 with a demo model that they were very impressed with, and that led to the fleet deal,” Penske Commercial Vehicles MD Kevin Dennis says.

“Over the last year, the feedback we received on the D38 has been very positive, both from owner drivers and fleet operators.

“In April we announced that we had partnered with the Marshall Group dealership in Mildura who will provide experienced specialised service support to all our customers in that region including G1.

“Penske’s approach is to always put our customers first and our wide-reaching dealership network is a key factor in achieving this.”

According to G1 Logistics the D38 was chosen for its safety features, driver comfort and fuel efficiency.

“We have a fleet of around 150 trucks at the moment but as our operations have expanded, we have needed to bolster our fleet with high horsepower, heavy duty trucks and the D38 has ticked those boxes,” GTS Freight Management MD Damien Matthews says.

“As we have rolled out the 10 D38s into our fleet, our drivers have provided great feedback on the trucks, particularly the lack of road noise, the soft ride making for a comfortable experience, and great fuel economy and trip times. Overall, feedback from drivers has been extremely positive.”