Bruntingthorpe Logistics loads up with new Scania duo
Bruntingthorpe Logistics is now transporting new and used cars across the UK in style with their latest arrivals, a duo of Scania P450s. Such a fan of the Scania product, the Lutterworth based operator placed the order for the first two rigid next-generation Scania car transporters as soon as they were available.
Supplied by dealer, TruckEast, the 6x2 Scania’s are a 450 hp P-Series with a low sleeper cab and fuel efficient 13-litre engine. Making use of Euro-6 SCR emission technology the vehicles, plated at 44-tonnes GTW, deliver 2,350Nm torque and are finished in a stunning gunmetal grey including colour-coded bumpers. Its trailer bodywork, meanwhile, is the new Odyssey model by Essex based, Transporter Engineering.
Inside, the driver benefits from all the advances in the next generation model such as increased visibility with the changes to drivers position and lower side windows and maximised comfort thanks to the redesigned cab. Additionally, the Scania car-transporters are specced with the options of the extended bed and external storage lockers on both sides, creating a better environment for a productive day and relaxing night.
“Operationally we need the low roof option, but in spite of this the sleeper cab is extremely comfortable and offers a lot more space. It provides that perfect dual environment that makes life on the road that much easier for our drivers,” states Transport Manager, Martyn Rose.
Not only do the new Scania’s increase the groups capacity for vehicle transportation but they are amongst the first to be equipped with the new Odyssey model trailer which provides further load flexibility on the fleet.
“It gives us an alternate configuration where we can maximise the loading space within the given payload, so if we are transporting larger vehicles we no longer have to compromise in the same way on volume,” comments Martyn.
Each of the new additions is expected to average around 100,000kms per year, supporting both the rental market and manufacturers directly across the UK. Operating on overnight runs, five-days-a-week the higher specification of the next-generation Scania has been welcomed onto the fleet.
“As a brand, Scania has always performed for us. But this model takes it to a new level. It’s a better build, the quality finish is impeccable and what’s more, they’ve listened to the market. Options that were previously unavailable in the transporters are now offered.” Summarising the decision to order the new Scania’s, Martyn continues, “Quite simply, the Scania really works for our business. It’s a great truck and we always get the backup – why would we go anywhere else?”
It’s early days for the P-Series, but the Leicestershire based haulier is pleased with them and has already placed an order for a further two, this time opting for a bit more power with the 500hp engine. As with their other Scania’s they’ll be maintained by TruckEast Corby including all routine servicing and inspections.
“The whole team at Corby give us a great level of service and are always willing to help. It’s clear they want to get you back on the road as quickly as possible – and that’s important to us,” concludes Martyn.
Operating at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and in their third year of trading, Bruntingthorpe Logistics runs a fleet of 16 car transporters in which the Swedish marque makes up over 80%.