FreshLinc takes on 20 Scania trucks

Spalding-based temperature-controlled supply chain management specialist FreshLinc has taken delivery of its first 20 Scania S-series trucks, which will run in the UK and Europe.

All the Scanias are 500 S 6×2/2 mid-lift tractor units equipped with Scania’s 500 horsepower 12.7-litre engine. The trucks will be split between three of the company’s divisions and will run in the UK and on the organisation’s European operations.

The three divisions of FreshLinc receiving the vehicles are: FreshLinc, which transports temperature-controlled produce to retailers and food producers; FloraLinc, a recently-launch operation that moves goods from horticultural suppliers to garden centres and retailers and DirectLinc, a container operation involved primarily in the movement of products to and from ports.

The order has been fulfilled by Scania (Great Britain) Limited’s Spalding branch, which will also be responsible for the majority of servicing work required throughout the three-year R&M period included in the deal.

“We have once again chosen Scania as they continue to impress in terms of their fuel returns, driver acceptance and good service coverage, both in the UK and throughout Europe,” said FreshLinc Fleet Engineer, Andy Marchant. “The move to the larger S-series with Highline cab is due to its suitability for our European operations as well as driver acceptance and residual values.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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