West Yorkshire-based R McDowell Distribution has put six new Scanias into operation after seeing an increase in business volumes. The tractor units were added to the firm’s fleet after the opening of its new depot in Milton Keynes. An increase in volumes on Scottish routes also played its part in encouraging it to expand its fleet. Driver recruitment firm JMD Solutions provided additional drivers for the new Scanias. Last September the firm acquired a £750,000 warehouse in Keighley as part […]
Argos has put the first of five gas-powered Scania tractor units on the road, which are designed to run solely on compressed or liquefied natural gas.
The UK was Scania’s biggest market worldwide in 2016, the first time this country has topped the Swedish truck builder’s sales charts, according to Mathias Carlbaum, Scania’s executive vice president for commercial operations.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]