Eddie Stobart and AW Jenkinson Forestry Products have placed what Scania has described as its largest ever order in Europe: 2,000 trucks over two years. Beginning in March a mixture of G-series 4×2 sleeper cab tractor units and R-series 6×2 mid-lift and 6×2/4 twinsteer tractor units, all with Scania Highline cabs, will be supplied on 36-month contract hire agreements. The order also specifies 410hp and 450hp SCR-only Euro-6 engines. This is the fourth such deal between Scania and the joint-procurement […]
Knights of Old has acquired 10 new Scanias at short notice for a contract renewal – and had them decked out in a new livery.
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 […]
Stobart Group says its transport and distribution division Eddie Stobart has experienced “mixed fortunes” since March. In the past four months Eddie Stobart says its ambient transport and warehousing operations have been performing well and is “witnessing more new business opportunities than in previous years”. However, it warns that the restructure of its chilled operations, whilst progressing, has resulted in some further costs. In the past six months its chilled operations, with the closure of its Corby and Alcester distribution […]