Scania P450 transporters loaded with quality features, says haulier

Bruntingthorpe Logistics has taken delivery of two Scania P450 rigids fitted with the new Odyssey trailer bodywork, by Transporter Engineering of Essex.

The Lutterworth-based operator placed the order for the first two rigid next-generation Scania car transporters as soon as they were available, and they are now in operation transporting new and used cars across the UK.

Supplied by dealer TruckEast, the 6x2 Scania rigids are plated at 44 tonnes gvw and have a 13-litre engine, delivering 444bhp.

The low sleeper cabs were specified with extras including an extended bed and external storage lockers on both sides.

“Operationally, we need the low roof option, but in spite of this the sleeper cab is extremely comfortable and offers a lot more space,” says Martyn Rose, transport manager.

“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.”

“Quite simply, the Scania really works for our business,” he adds. “It’s a great truck and we always get the back-up – why would we go anywhere else?”

The new Odyssey body provides welcome versatility, too: “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.”

The haulier has already placed an order for a two more Scania P450s, this time with the 494bhp engine.

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