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 […]
Readers of a certain age may recall an astonishing episode in the US truck industry in 1998 when seven big engine manufacturers, including the likes of Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Volvo were accused by the US government’s Environmental Protection Agency of “cycle-busting.” Put simply, the EPA alleged that engines’ electronic management systems had so-called “defeat devices” that meant the engines automatically adopted a different emissions strategy during the statutory type-approval emissions test cycle. The engines could meet the emission […]
Tesco has re-awarded the contract to run its UK distribution centre (DC) transport operations to Eddie Stobart.