The trucks are for Eddie Stobart and its associated companies, including AW Jenkinson Forestry Products, and are due for delivery over a two-year period starting in March.
Scania says the deal will involve many Scania UK dealers, both in terms of vehicle supply and repair and maintenance.
Most of vehicles are to be supplied on 36-month contract hire, including road fund licence and all R&M, which will be managed by Scania’s Fleet Care department with service provided locally by the dealer network.
Truck types ordered include primarily Scania G-series 4x2 sleeper cab tractor units and R-series 6x2 mid-lift and 6x2/4 twin-steer tractors, all with Scania Highline cabs.
Eddie Stobart has specified Scania’s 410 and 450bhp SCR-only (selective catalytic reduction) Euro 6 engines throughout, both of which have consistently broken fuel records throughout Europe in independent 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.
“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,” he continues.
“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.”