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24 January 2007 12:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom
Largest ever UK order from Eddie Stobart Limited
More than 500 trucks specified by the best-known name in the British transport industry.
The lowest whole-life costs backed by the highest levels of aftersales service have led to transport, storage and logistics specialist Eddie Stobart Limited selecting Scania as its preferred fleet truck for 2007. Consequently, in excess of 500 vehicles have now been specified with deliveries beginning in March at a rate of approximately 42 per month.
The order comprises a mix of R 420 models, mainly Scania Highline-cabbed 6x2/4 twin-steers but also including 4x2 and 6x2 tractor units. All will be powered by Scania's 420 hp Euro 4 engine with Scania EGR.
"We are naturally delighted in this endorsement of our brand," says Scania (Great Britain) Limited's Managing Director, Dan Hoij. "Although Eddie Stobart Limited has many years experience of operating Scania vehicles, we nonetheless had to prove ourselves in rigorous competitive-evaluation trials in order to secure preferred fleet choice status. In addition to low whole-life costs, fuel economy and operating efficiency, Scania EGR was a factor strongly in our favour as Eddie Stobart Limited wishes to avoid the additional burden of SCR and AdBlue."
A further two Scania vehicles have also been specified as part of this order. These are fire appliances destined to operate at Carlisle Airport which has recently been acquired by W A Developments International which is Eddie Stobart Limited's parent group.