Davies International Transport replaces fleet with new Scania 500 S tractor units

George Barrow
February 2, 2022

Temperature controlled operator Davies International Transport is set to replace its entire fleet with new Scania 500 S tractor units. Ten new Highline cabs will replace the all Scania fleet with deliveries scheduled over the coming months.

The first of the new trucks has been specially liveried in the firm's original red chassis with two-tone blue cab in order to celebrate the company's 50 years in business.

Now run by brothers and joint MDs, James and Steve Davies the Fareham, Hampshire-based company was founded by their parents John and Jill Davies.

"We decided the golden anniversary truck would be the ideal tribute to our parents and their achievement of creating a business which has proved to be sustainable over the long term," said James Davies. 

"Our Scania fleet has played a key part in that success.  Three of the ten trucks in our existing fleet have exceeded one million kilometres, and all have proved to be extremely fuel efficient and reliable – not one of them has needed a new clutch or a brake re-line, for example."

The new trucks will be covered by an extended repair and maintenance contract for seven years, and have been supplied by Scania’s dealership in Fareham.

"Scania's repair and maintenance package gives us peace of mind and its telematics service has long played a key role in assuring the efficient and economical operation of our fleet," added Davies.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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