Scania trucks for Bacton Transport

04 April 2024 #Truck

Family-run Bacton Transport has added 11 new Scania trucks to its fleet, citing fuel efficiency, back-up and reliability as key factors behind the decision.

Supplied by dealer TruckEast, the new Scanias will be based at Bacton Transport’s head office in Woolpit.

The full order includes five G320 6×2 rigids with curtainsider bodies by Laurence David and tuckaway tail-lifts, alongside six R460 6×2/2 trucks with the latest Super powertrain.

All of them have been specified with sleeper highline variant cabs, which feature a more spacious working environment, and higher comfort levels.

Operating across the UK and to support the increase in construction work, the trucks will clock up to 140,000kms per year.

Backed by seven-year Repair and Maintenance contracts, the trucks will be maintained by TruckEast in Bury St Edmunds.

First established in 1932, Bacton Transport began its roots in haulage by supporting the family farm.

The firm now has two operating centres, Woolpit and Nottingham and has diversified into contract distribution; serving supermarkets, horticultural retailers and pallet networks.

It relies on its 70-strong mixed marque fleet to move customers freight every day; meaning uptime is crucial.

Edward Downie, Director, said: “We’ve built a great working relationship with TruckEast over the last 30 years. The team at our local branch is so flexible and the support is just what you want from a supplier.

“They’ve always support us with our trucks, we feel looked after, and what’s more, the location couldn’t be more convenient – it’s ideal.”

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