“I bought the truck last September. Since then, it's covered 130,000
km. It's my third Mercedes-Benz – I bought my first one in 2006. I'm
very happy with it. Vehicles are always a matter of taste. But the
fact that I picked a Mercedes also has to do with the fact that
there's a really good salesman at Bil-Dahl in Umeå!”
Allan Nordgrens Åkeri AB was founded in 1984 and serves as
Lantmännen's calling card in the region. Magnus Nordgren and his two
drivers enjoy the close contact with customers as well as the fact
that they get to see something different every day. Work is never
boring: you drive a bit, then you're at that location for a while.
There you can enjoy a bit of chin-wag with the customers while you
help them with whatever needs doing.
In a single shift, the transport company rarely covers more than 300
km. The vehicle travels between Bjurholm, Robertsfors, Skellefteå,
Umeå and Örnsköldsvik. Allan Nordgrens Åkeri uses diesel and, if
available, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil).
German manufacturer Feldbinder built the vehicle and the trailer,
while the decals on the vehicle are from Troeng Design in Järfälla.
The interior appointments of the cab were adopted from K Järpelands
Hyttinredning in Bjurholm. The cab interior is black, white and light
green, with button-studded leather. On the underside of the folding
upper bed, there is a light-green Mercedes star – something nice to
look at when you're lying down underneath it.