Photo of the Actros courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Photo of the Actros courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Saudi Transport Group Al Khaldi from Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) signed a purchase order for approximately 540 medium- and heavy-duty trucks from Mercedes-Benz on March 23, 2017, in Dubai.

With this deal the Al Khaldi transport group increased its total fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to approximately 1,045 units, the company announced.

The Mercedes-Benz models Actros, Atego, und Accelo will be operating in the energy and infrastructure sector in the Gulf region. Offering transport services for oil fields, construction sites, and the chemical industry since 1972, the Al Khaldi Transport Group ordered the vehicles with a customized support package, including service and maintenance, comprehensive trainings for drivers and mechanical engineers, and a 24/7 roadside assistance guarantee.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a core market in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region for Mercedes-Benz trucks, with more than 43,500 Mercedes-Benz trucks delivered by the local retail partner Juffali Industrial Products Company (JIIPCO) since 2002.