Posted 18th Jul
Maritime Transport have ordered 200 Next Generation Scanias’ to support its continued growth. The trucks, prepared and delivered through Scania Dealer, TruckEast, will see driver welfare standards and vehicle endurance strengthen as they hit the road early June 2018.
Key to Maritime’s biggest order of Scania vehicles to date is a combination of fuel efficiency, reliability, durability, and driver praise. Following their purchase of five Next Generation tractor units back in 2017, Scania and their vehicles have proved to be crucial to Maritime’s growth. With a fleet of 1,200 trucks spread across a network of 35 depots which cover 100 million miles a year, the Scania R450 tractor units will ensure a smooth operation is maintained within a highly demanding industry.
Maritime’s new additions bring an impressive artillery to their fleet expansion and update, comprising improved fuel economy, whole life cost, sustainability, and safety features. Their economical 330kW (450hp) six-cylinder engines are paired with Scania’s 2-pedal opticruise transmission, and deliver 2,350 Nm torque with full SCR technology.
“We have had a strong relationship with Scania for a number of years and their vehicles make up a large proportion of our fleet,” said Stuart Wardlaw – Fleet Director. “In the months leading up to our most recent order, we held track trials with a number of our vehicles. During the trials, it was evident that Scania’s Next Generation vehicle had improved MPG, and after receiving positive feedback from our drivers regarding the five Next Generation vehicles already on fleet, we’re delighted to have been able to order a significant amount of these vehicles again, and look forward to integrating them fully onto our fleet.”
Maritime have also focused their efforts to ensure their new tractor units will provide excellent facilities for drivers. The spacious R cabs are fitted with fridges and microwave ovens among other convenient benefits.
“We want our drivers to feel comfortable in their new vehicles, with access to everything they need,” stated Stuart. “A driver’s attitude towards their vehicle reflects in their driving; a vehicle that provides excellent working and living standards can only enhance a driver’s performance on the road, leading them to drive safely, and more efficiently.”
John Biggin, Managing Director of TruckEast, the Scania main dealers for East Anglia and the East Midlands said: “As a Scania dealer, we’re delighted to be providing Maritime with these fantastic vehicles, and reinforcing what has already been a great working partnership between both businesses. The Scania R450 is one of the best vehicles on the market when it comes to driver comfort, safety, performance, and of course, optimising operating costs. Both Maritime and TruckEast are committed to providing quality whilst ensuring the safety and care of our environment. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with Maritime as we deliver these 200 new trucks.”
The vehicles are set to be placed at various Maritime sites across the UK, to meet the needs and expectations of a demanding client base on a 24/7 basis.