Bruntingthorpe Logistics Loads Up With New Scania Duo

Bruntingthorpe Logistics is now transporting new and used cars across the UK in style with their latest arrivals, a duo of Scania P450s. Such a fan of the Scania product, the Lutterworth based operator placed the order for the first two rigid next-generation Scania car transporters as soon as they were available.

Supplied by dealer, TruckEast, the 6x2 Scania’s are a 450 hp P-Series with a low sleeper cab and fuel efficient 13-litre engine. Inside, the driver benefits from all the advances in the next generation model such as increased visibility with the changes to drivers position and lower side windows and maximised comfort thanks to the redesigned cab, creating a better environment for a productive day and relaxing night.

Operating at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and in their third year of trading, Bruntingthorpe Logistics runs a fleet of 16 car transporters in which the Swedish marque makes up over 80%. Each of the new additions is expected to average around 100,000kms per year, supporting both the rental market and manufacturers directly across the UK. Bruntingthorpe Logistics have also assisted Event Clients with the movement of vehicle fleets pre and post event. Operating on overnight runs, five-days-a-week the higher specification of the next-generation Scania has been welcomed onto the fleet.

Not only do the new Scania’s increase the groups capacity for vehicle transportation but they are amongst the first to be equipped with the new Odyssey model trailer which provides further load flexibility on the fleet.

Martyn Rose, Transport Manager at Bruntingthorpe Logistics said, “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. Options that were previously unavailable in the transporters are now offered.” Summarising the decision to order the new Scania’s, Martyn continues, “Quite simply, the Scania really works for our business. It’s a great truck and we always get the backup – why would we go anywhere else?”

It’s early days for the P-Series, but the Leicestershire based haulier is pleased with them and has already placed an order for a further two, this time opting for a bit more power with the 500hp engine. As with their other Scania’s they’ll be maintained by TruckEast Corby including all routine servicing and inspections.

“The whole team at Corby give us a great level of service and are always willing to help. It’s clear they want to get you back on the road as quickly as possible – and that’s important to us,” concludes Martyn.

Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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