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25th Anniversary for Islands Number 1 Carrier

1st April, 2010

The Flagship of the Fleet - MAN TGX 26.440


This year Manx Independent Carriers commence their 25th year in business with our birthday in November 2010. To celebrate this important milestone and remind customers of our long service to them and the Isle of Man in general, we have commissioned a special Silver Anniversary livery on our latest acquistion.

Manx Independent Carriers was established in 1985 with the intention of providing a service which was more reliable, more efficient and more personal than any of the other carriers on the Isle of Man route at that time. Since 1985 that aim has been achieved to the extent that we are now the preferred carrier of the main national parcel distribution companies as well as numerous high street names, motor manufacturers and foodstuff suppliers who have all come to rely on us for their next day deliveries from our UK receiving depot.

Our business has seen continuous growth initially having only 3 employees in 1985 and now over 100 in 2009. Freight volumes are huge in comparison to the one daily trailer that we used to ship with up to 40 trailers now crossing the Irish Sea daily.

The new addition to our fleet is a MAN TGX 26.440 tractor unit designed to operate at 44,000kgs. This vehicle is exceptionally environmentally friendly and meets the latest Euro IV emissions standard and drag coefficients are more favourable by 4 % this lowers the fuel consumption and reduces driving noises by roughly 30 %. The cab offers the latest innovations in driver comfort and safety and is a joy to drive with its power assisted steering, automatic gearbox and many other driver aids such as ESP (Electronic Stability Control) ABS and Electronic Cruise control, features more normally found in an upmarket family saloon. Look out for this striking vehicle on our roads now.

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