A rare beast in the UK used truck market, we are starting to see examples of Scania’s latest flagship the S Series for sale in the UK’s used market from 2021 but larger numbers won’t be seen until 2023 or later. This new cab supersedes the R Series (which still continues production) as the top cab in the Scania range and obviously the one that all the drivers are yearning for. The cab is a flat floor design and comes in two heights – ‘Normal’ and ‘Highline’ which gives the upper bunk an additional 10-20 centimetres space – and, of course, extra standing height for the driver inside the cab. Ergonomic alterations around the positioning of the dashboard, the seats and the steering wheels means that the driver has a better view of the road than in the R-Series equivalent. Choose from the 13-Litre with SCR only (no EGR) with outputs of 370, 410, 450 and 500HP or push the boat out and go for the famous, 16-litre Scania V8 with ratings at 520, 580, 650 and a whopping 730hp. The S Series has a choice of 8-speed range-change gearbox, 12-speed range-splitter gearbox or the Opticruise G33M gearbox (for higher output engines from 500hp). For fans of driving backwards, the Opticruise gearbox effectively has 8 reverse speeds.
If you fancy an S-Series, but don’t have the budget, think about checking out the older Scania R-Series trucks.
We all understand that exposure on TV is a powerful tool – that’s why companies are prepared to pay millions to advertise on it. We also are aware that people are watching the TV whilst browsing their phones. Finally, most truck drivers would like to be behind the wheel of a Scania – especially if it is the top of the range 770S S Series with 770 horsepower – the “world’s most powerful truck”. The impact of all three factors was clearly demonstrated during Sunday evening’s show when www.truckpages .co.uk saw a huge spike in traffic for searches relating to…>
Scania is now introducing solutions built upon the next level of battery-electric trucks (BEV). The new generation, available with R or S sleeper cabs, is part of a complete solution that will open the door to electrified transport wide for many customers and applications. With 624 kWh of batteries installed, Scania provides the means for a major shift regarding electric trucks and their operability in regional long-haul operations. “This introduction represents a major milestone for us and for our partners,” says Christian Levin, Scania’s CEO. “We are now increasing our range in every dimension by offering new opportunities for a…>
A Scania has once again – for the sixth year in a row – been named “Green Truck” for its outstanding transport efficiency and fuel performance. This time Scania entered a truck with the new Super-based powertrain. All the manufacturers of heavy trucks in Europe are invited to this prestigious comparison test that is organised annually by two German trade magazines with the aim of identifying the most fuel-efficient long-haul truck. “I am extremely pleased that a Scania is ranked as the most transport-efficient truck for the sixth time in a row,” says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President and Head…>
As recently as 2018 Shayn Winsor, owner and Managing Director of Wymondham-based plant and equipment mover, Valley Services, attended an industry event with a number of local hauliers. At the time, there were no Scania trucks at all in Shayn's fleet. A conversation with a fellow operator who had just purchased two would change all that: "He said to me, you need to try them – they're awesome!" says Shayn. "I listened and was impressed by what he told me – he was sold on them and very enthusiastic. So when I got home, I called the sales manager at…>
At the recent December auction Brian Doogue Haulage Ltd disposed of its entire UK fleet of trucks and cranes to Euro Auctions at the Leeds sale between 1st and 3rd December 2021 The decision to dispose of the fleet was made following the closure of the M1 Smart Motorway project, which Brian Doogue had been contracting to. During this time Brian Doogue had amassed a large fleet of highly specialised vehicles able to carry out varied works aligned to this project. With the Highways Agency effectively postponing further Smart Motorway schemes, the decision was made to dispose of the UK…>