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22 February 2008 12:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom

First Scania R-series tractor units for Panic Transport

Panic Transport (Contracts) Limited of Rugby has taken delivery of its first two Scania R-series trucks. Supplied by Keltruck Limited, the West Bromwich-based Scania dealer for the Midlands, both vehicles are 420 horsepower R 420 LA6x2/4MNA twin-steer tractor units.

"As an established Scania operator with 25 P-series rigids in our fleet, we are well aware of the performance and fuel-efficiency benefits of the Scania brand," comments Panic Transport (Contracts) Limited Managing Director, Kevin Johnson.  "Furthermore, we have always enjoyed excellent back-up and support from our local Keltruck branches at Rugby and Coventry.  In our view, this combination of product quality and dealer service makes Scania the natural choice for us."

One of Panic Transport (Contracts) Limited's new R-series vehicles has been integrated into the company's general fleet while the other is running on local collections and trunking work related to its operations as a member of the Pallex network.  Annual mileage is anticipated to be 110,000 kilometres for each vehicle, both of which will see an in-service life of four to five years with the company.

Formed in 1990 with a single truck, Panic Transport (Contracts) Limited has developed into a 52-strong fleet with vehicles operating across the 7.5- to 44-tonne gross vehicle weight range.  In addition to its Pallex commitments, the company is involved in next-day delivery services, specialised distribution services and storage and warehousing, including a full pick and pack service.