The majority of vehicles in the order will be supplied on 36-month contract hire agreements, including road fund licence and all repair and maintenance, which will be managed by Scania (Great Britain) Limited's Fleet Care department with service provided locally by Scania's UK dealer network. The model mix includes G-series 4x2 sleeper cab tractor units and R-series 6x2 tag axle and 6x2/4 twinsteer tractor units, all with Scania Highline cabs. To ensure maximum efficiency in operation, the order specifies Scania's 410 and 450 horsepower SCR-only Euro 6 engines, both of which have consistently broken fuel records throughout Europe in independently-conducted press tests.
"Scania has long played a major role in our fleet and we are naturally extremely pleased to be once again committing to the marque," says William Stobart, Executive Chairman of Eddie Stobart Limited. “We have been impressed with Scania's operating economy over the life of the vehicle and the performance of Scania’s 410 and 450 SCR-only Euro 6 engines. These factors, together with the consistent levels of service provided by Scania's dealer network, are the reasons behind our decision to opt for Scania."
For Scania (Great Britain) Limited, Managing Director Claes Jacobsson says: "This is the fourth time Eddie Stobart Limited and its associated companies have placed a major order with us, the first two being for 1,000 vehicles in 2010 and 2012 followed by 1,500 units in 2014. We are naturally delighted that the long-established relationship between our organisations has not only flourished but continues to grow. We are now very much looking forward to fulfilling this latest order and backing it with second-to-none service nationwide."