A Welsh lorry driver has a big cargo – over 1.8 million YouTube followers.
Now his Ferryman’s awesome Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 flagship is guaranteed the exposure it deserves – as ‘Trucker Jenko’ driver Martyn Jenkins can’t stop talking about his exclusive new tractor unit.
Family-owned and run, Ferryman is based in Pontllanfaith, Blackwood, Gwent, and offers a comprehensive range of warehousing, distribution and transport services covering anything from a single pallet to a full load.
The company is a proud member of TPN – THE Pallet Network, and of the Road Haulage Association. It operates a modern fleet of 26 trucks, all but five of them tractor units, in which another manufacturer previously held sway.
The top-of-the-range model was supplied to the South Wales haulier, together with two other, highly specified Actros by local dealer Euro Commercials. They are Ferryman’s first Mercedes-Benz trucks, and all three wear eye-catching liveries that highlight its 30th anniversary.
Martyn, who also posts regularly on other social media channels, said, “I’m 52 and this is my first top-of-the-range truck. There’s so much to be excited about that I feel like a kid at Christmas, really lucky, and incredibly grateful.
“The Edition 1 is unbelievable. I love the way it looks, even at night when the grille-mounted three-pointed star is illuminated. It’s also great to drive, with an amazingly spacious and comfortable cab – the top bunk is huge! – in which to spend nights away. Whichever way you look at it, this truck is lush.”
PopIn Vehicle Graphics, of Cardiff, applied the striking vinyl wraps in which the Actros are now turning heads wherever they go. It was also responsible for the design on the back doors of the Edition 1’s curtainsided trailer, which highlights Ferryman’s long-standing fund-raising support for the Welsh charity, Tenovus Cancer Care.
The operator ordered its Mercedes-Benz trucks after two-week trials of a pair of demonstration units last year. Transport Manager Richard Morris recalled, “Euro Commercials’ driver-trainer came in and gave us a thorough overview of what the Actros could do, particularly with regard to the benefits of all the new technology.”