PRESS RELEASE | All press releases
14 December 2009 12:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom
Dowse’s fuel-efficient Euro 5 powder tanker
Barnetby, Lincolnshire-based Dowse Haulage Limited has reported fuel returns of up to 9.5 miles per gallon from a recent addition to its fleet, a six-wheel Scania R 440 tractor unit with a 440 horsepower 13-litre Euro 5 engine.
Supplied by Scania (Great Britain) Limited’s Scunthorpe depot and plated at 44-tonnes gross train weight, the truck is double-shifted on bulk deliveries of cement products nationwide.
“The vehicle now has more than 130,000 kilometres on the clock and is delivering excellent fuel returns,” comments Managing Director Marc Dowse. “The truck has been problem-free, looks great and is extremely well accepted by our drivers – which is why we’ve just put another one into service and have three more on order!”
Formed 15 years ago by Mervin Dowse, who became an owner-driver at the Singleton Birch quarry in Barnetby where he was employed, Dowse Haulage Limited today is run by Mervin's son Marc and operates a total of 15 tractor units and 20 powder tankers on the nationwide delivery of cement products.