Maritime has put in an order for 330 Scania tractor units, with 260 scheduled for delivery before the end of the year. It is made up of 30 R410 4x2s and 300 R450 6×2/2 mid-lifts; all 330 include Highline cabs and Opticruise. The new trucks, supplied by TruckEast, will be based at Maritime Transport’s 31 depots across the country, with the 4x2s used for distribution work and the 6x2s running on container and distribution operations. Read more Maritime Transport sets […]
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”
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Stobart Group and A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products have struck a second joint procurement deal with Scania to take delivery of a combined 1,000 trucks over the next two years. Between March 2012 and December 2013 Stobart and A.W. Jenkinson will take a mixture of R-series and G-series models. The first 300 will enter service this year with 700 more entering both fleets ahead of the introduction of Euro-6 on 31 December 2013. The deal replicates one struck in January 2010, […]