Spiers & Hartwell orders 12 new Scanias from Keltruck

Will Shiers
January 21, 2019

Evesham-based Spiers & Hartwell has ordered 12 new Scanias from Keltruck, for delivery throughout the year.

The trucks, which consist of 11 S500 6x2 tractors and one S730, join a 50-strong all-Scania fleet.

Operations manager Adrian Lake told CM the company has run Scanias since the early 1980s and he is pleased with the latest models, praising both driver acceptance and decent fuel economy. “We achieve 9.5mpg with the new vehicles, while we were getting between 8mpg and 8.5mpg with the previous generation,” he said.

The haulier has, for several years, placed an order for 12 new Scanias, replacing four-year-old trucks on a rolling basis. All are on three-year R&M contracts, and will be serviced at Keltruck Droitwich.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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