Posted 15th Oct
Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime) has ordered 330 new generation trucks from long-standing supplier, Scania; 260 vehicles to be added to its fleet by the end of the year, with the remaining to enter service in 2020. Maritime’s latest fleet expansion will extend its customer-offering and capability to support its rapid growth in the road-rail sectors.
Fulfilled by Scania’s dealer for East Anglia, TruckEast, Maritime’s largest order to date comprises 30 410-horsepower R 410 4x2 models, and 300 450-horsepower R 450 6x2/2 mid-lift units. All 330 trucks will be equipped with Highline cabs and Scania's fully-automated Opticruise gear-selection system.
‘Quality is fundamental to our operation, which, in addition to their fuel performance and overall reliability, is why Scania vehicles make up a large part of our fleet,’ stated Stuart Wardlaw, Fleet Director at Maritime. ‘Our drivers have always been very impressed with the NGT models, and the excellent facilities they provide. We’re very pleased to be ordering from Scania once again, and look forward to putting these vehicles to work and for our customers to benefit from.’
In the coming months, the new trucks will be distributed across Maritime’s 31 depots throughout the UK; the 4x2s to be used for distribution work, with the 6x2/2s for both container and distribution operations. The vehicles will be kept for a minimum of five years, during which time they will average 1.2 million kilometres per vehicle per annum. All 330 trucks are being supplied with two-year Scania repair and maintenance programmes.
Fleet and Specialist Sales Director, Kevin Lanksford, commented: ‘Maritime is a fantastic business that has seen phenomenal growth over the years, and we’re delighted to remain as their preferred choice of marque. These vehicles are well-suited to support their intensive operation, and we’re excited to further build upon our excellent working relationship with them in years to come.’