Eddie Stobart and its partner companies have placed a joint order for 2,250 Scania trucks as a part of a consortium purchase. The order is Scania’s largest-ever European for civilian trucks.
The purchase comprises a mix of models, including tractor units and rigids and, for the first time, multi-wheel rigids.
Fifty percent of the vehicles are destined for the Eddie Stobart Limited fleet with the remainder being split between A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products and the third member of the consortium, W. S. Transportation Limited.
The vehicles will remain in service for up to three years, depending on the operation, and have all been supplied with full repair and maintenance contracts with all work to be carried out by the UK Scania service network.
This is the sixth time Eddie Stobart Limited and its associated companies have placed a major order with Scania; the first two being for 1,000 vehicles in 2010 and 2012, 1,500 units in 2014 and in excess of 2,000 trucks in 2016, followed by 2,100 lorries in 2018.
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