Scania first past the post for equestrian shipping company09 September 2019

Equestrian shipping agency BBA Shipping & Transport has taken delivery of its first horsebox based on the Scania chassis, citing brand image and whole lifetime costs.

Supplied by dealer TruckEast, the Newmarket-based operator’s new addition is built on a Scania G410 6x2*4 rear-steer chassis, and is powered by a 13-litre six-cylinder 410bhp engine that delivers 2,150Nm torque.

The body is a nine-stall ‘racehorse’ model, manufactured and fitted by Oakley coachbuilders, of Hertfordshire.

BBA wanted a luxury transporter to add to its ten-strong road haulage fleet, and the need for a premium product put Scania at the forefront, says Kevin Needham, BBA’s managing director.

“When we were looking at options we knew the upfront cost was higher, but we believe it is that for a reason. For the length of service our horseboxes run, the lifetime value of Scania worked out better for us.

“We needed a truck that delivers our requirements but, above all, we want one that is reliable, with the back-up and service behind us,” he says.

The new 44-tonner is expected to average around 100,000km a year, mostly on five-day runs between France and Ireland. It is supplied with a seven-year R&M contract.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Oakley Coachbuilders
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd

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