W. H. Stott (Transport) Ltd.
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W. H. Stott of Runcorn, Cheshire operate four M.A.N. 16.232's on medium to long haul throughout the U.K. The vehicles are used for all kinds of road haulage and were the first continental vehicles to be purchased by the company as a direct result of evaluation tests.
To highlight the parts back-up of the M.A.N. organisation, Derrick McCann, Workshop Manager of Stotts related the following incident.
"One of our M.A.N.'s was travelling down a mountain road in N. Wales when an oncoming vehicle caused the driver to steer into the mountainside to avoid a. head-on collision. As a result, the entire nearside of the cab was ripped off. That was on a Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. The following morning at our company workshops we detailed 34 different items for replacement. That same day the parts were available and by the Thursday lunchtime the vehicle was back in Al condition. The all steel construction of the M.A.N. and the superb parts back-up meant that where many competitive vehicles would have been off the road for days or weeks requiring a new cab, the M.A.N. cost us virtually no downtime or profitability."