Scania has taken the unusual step of introducing second-generation Euro-6 engines nine months before Euro-6 emissions legislation is fully implemented at the end of this year. When it unveiled its first Euro-6-compliant 12.7-litre engine two years ago, Scania said that testing showed fuel consumption was comparable with Euro-5’s. But now some competitors are claiming their new Euro-6 engines and trucks are more fuel-efficient than current models. And rivals such as Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Daf are introducing new or face-lifted […]
Fowler Welch MD Nick Hay has strong views on fleet replacement cycles and the switch to Euro-6 as he explains to Steve Hobson Fowler Welch runs a fleet of 400 units and 800 trailers from 10 sites around the UK. Best known as a chilled operator, it dropped the ‘Coolchain’ from its public name in 2011 as it expanded into ambient distribution and today around 30% of its revenues come from the ambient side of the business.
Malcolm Group has taken delivery of its first Euro-6 Volvo FM, and placed an order for 30 more, basing its decision on the performance of its existing Euro-5 FM units.
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]